Monday, December 29, 2008

A loophole for Cubans

Couple of months back Spain announces la ley de nietos, in which grandkids of Spaniards who fled the civil war and the Franco dictatorship could claim Spanish citizenship. The only reason I followed this closely is that I am one of those nietos, so it peaked my curiosity that if I wanted I could get Spanish citizenship and of course an EU passport.

I did not think at the time of all the Cubans in Cuba who are like me, grandkids of a Spaniard who fled Franco. Luckily for these Cubans, they did. And now hundreds of Cubans are going to the Spanish embassy to start the paperwork, and hopefully this will give them a way out to a freer existence.