I’m really glad everybody understood my plan to introduce my (actually pretty large) audience to Latin American personalities they probably never heard about. I have nothing whatsoever against José Martí, Bolívar, or García Márquez. They are very important. I teach about them. But the whole point is that people look at these table centerpieces I’m having made and don’t just glance over because they feature same old-same old. I want people’s glances to linger because they are discovering something new.
We already have a menu of tacos, burritos and empanadas. (I obviously don’t control the menu, which is unfortunate). I want something fresher in terms of content.
So far I’ve added Carlos Juan Finlay, the Cuban doctor whose research helped end yellow fever, and Bernardo Houssay, the Argentinean scientist who transformed our understanding of diabetes.
Too many Cubans, I know. Shit.