Monthly Archives: February 2011

Scapegoats

Generally, on this piece of land and sea where I live, the cause of all problems that oppress us and make our existence a yogurt, is the embargo (officially known as the “blockade” although one word differs from the other) … Continue reading

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The Old Ties

A proverb says that man is the only animal that stumbles twice over the same stone. It could be added: With the exception of politicians, who never tire of it. Why bring this up? It turns out, watching the National … Continue reading

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A Transcendental Historical Date

On February 24 it will be one more anniversary of the Grito de Baire–Battle Cry of Baire–a date which marked the beginning of the War of Independence which defeated the colonial regime and allowed the establishment of the Republic and … Continue reading

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In Search of the Enemy

Machiavelli established that in order to rule a powerful external enemy was needed, with an internal link to it. In this way citizens will unite around those that hold power. The formula has been applied at every era with different shades … Continue reading

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National Identity

National Identity is the unity of the different. It forms, over the years, through a process of assimilation and rejection, in which what is assimilated, in its original form or transformed, is deposited, given body. It is a continuous process, … Continue reading

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Hash Creole Style

Cuba, since 1878, was divided into six provinces, with their governors and provincial governments. In these provinces, over the years, municipalities with mayors and municipal administrations were constituted. This structure was kept running during all the years of the Republic, … Continue reading

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Among the Measures

For many years, it has been government practice to take most of the measures that affect the population without entrust themselves to God or the devil. Just show up one day with a brief press release or, if it relates … Continue reading

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A City, A Sentiment

I am a Habanero. I was born on Porvenir street, spent my childhood in Mantilla and my adolescence in La Virgen del Camino. I studied in La Vibora and worked in El Vedado. My mother, when I was young, used … Continue reading

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Cautious Optimism

1. Once again small businesses have begun to appear all over the city, even on my Tulipan Avenue, where only five months ago they were wiped out. It’s like a weed no one can kill, but in this case weeds … Continue reading

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