The new Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution under Raúl Castro is out! Get your copy here.
Here's a link to the article that Sjamme van de Voort and I contributed:
Rejecting the derogatory term "Gringos" and the accusatory epithet "Yanquis," Cubans prefer to refer to us, their North American neighbors, as "Yumas." This blog is simply one Yuma's way of sharing his thoughts on all things Cuban, a subject that often generates more heat than light.
"The operaton had run into an unsolvable problem. USAID was paying tens of thousands of dollars in text messaging fees to Cuba's communist telecommunications monopoly routed through a secret bank account and front companies. It was not a situation that it could either afford of justify - and if exposed it would be embarrassing, or worse."