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Cuba: A Journey
Cuba: A Journey
By Jacobo Timerman
Knopf, 1990, 125 pp

Argentina's veteran journalist reports in vivid detail on his unofficial tour of Cuba in the summer of 1987. He is struck by "the sclerosis of a regime unable to accept modification of any sort," a newspaper that is "simply a degradation of the act of reading," Fidel Castro's "megalomania" and a "collective supporting hypocrisy." This is vintage Timerman: provocative, opinionated, informative, insightful and, at times, a bit outrageous.