In an excellent New Yorker essay, Jon Lee Anderson describes how Obama and Castro Seize History. This sentence is in the first paragraph:
During the international response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa this fall, Cuba and the United States became de-facto partners in the field, and Cuba’s generous efforts in sending hundreds of doctors earned praise from American officials, including John Kerry and Samantha Power.
As a teenager in the blacklisted Hollywood exile community in Mexico City in the 1950s, I knew Fidel Castro as Time Magazine portrayed him, a bearded romantic revolutionary waging a guerrilla war in Cuba's Sierra Maestra mountains. He was certainly the exiles' kind of guy, especially after we had seen a democratically elected president, Jacobo Arbenz, ousted by the CIA in Guatemala. And I recall a friend's father pessimistically telling me that "They'll never let him take power."