In the year 1882 there was a Latino living in the US who found the way his community was portrayed in a newspaper in Philadelphia extremely inaccurate.
Pope Benedict XVI, visiting Cuba this week, gave Father Félix Varela a much needed "plug." The "Perfect Stranger," as we have called him on these pages, will eventually be widely known across this nation of ours, the United States of America, where he lived most of his life. Perhaps he will eventually become as popular here as he is today in Cuba, where he lived only a portion of his life.
A tweet, believe it or not, gave me the inspiration for the first line for this column, the first one I am attempting to write in years.