Monthly Archives: January 2011

Addiction to Prehistory

Some days ago, a public propaganda billboard, demanding the liberation of five sanctioned Cubans who are serving out sentences in American prisons, appeared in Miami; it was front-page news in the daily Granma, which also made propaganda points of the … Continue reading

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Free Fall

When an economic system has demonstrated its ineffectiveness for decades, dragging the country into regressive process which has erased the achievements of previous generations and established poverty as the standard of living, it means the time has come to replace … Continue reading

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A “Jinxed“ Month

In the first half of the 20th Century and up to the decade of the seventies, December was a month of joy and January a month of hope. It was the beginning of the new year, in which we made … Continue reading

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A Spiral of Violence

In my city violence grows like purslane, making an appearance in all municipalities. Marginalization has taken root everywhere and, with the exception of the well-protected Cubanacán elite, in other neighborhoods and areas the offenders have the run of the place, … Continue reading

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The Decay of the Neighborhoods

I admire the City Historian for the work he has done and is doing, and for his dedication to beautification. And also his numerous collaborators. I believe that, together with some of the provincial historians, they are the only ones … Continue reading

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True Truths

The weight of the measures implemented beginning this month will fall, as always, on the tired shoulders of the citizens, responsible for the mistakes and blunders of their leaders. In recent days, official rhetoric has not stopped insisting that the … Continue reading

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Educate

Anyone can teach, only a few can educate. The phrase, not to be repeated, is no longer important. Times change and with them the customs and even the ways of speaking and acting, but there are unwritten rules that are … Continue reading

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