October 15, 2008 12:53PM

Quote of the Day

“It’s beautiful to see the amount and quality of food here, the choices, the possibilities. Meanwhile, people are hungry in Cuba, scraping to get by, obsessing about where they’ll find dinner. I have to be careful with all this great food. If I keep eating, I won’t be able to run anymore and I’ll get out of shape.”

–Reinier Alcántara, a Cuban soccer player who defected last week while his team was in Washington, DC., recounts his emotional first visit to a grocery store in the U.S.