Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Rancid Taste of Old Age

In the Arab world new generations have made an appearance, demanding an end to autocratic governments entrenched in power for twenty, thirty, forty and more years, and democratic changes in keeping with the era of globalization and information without borders … Continue reading

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Applying the Same Scalpel

When I read articles, essays and books published in Cuba by historians and other specialists dedicated to the analysis of the different governments that existed in the Republican era (between 1902 and 1958),I find that the majority of them assert … Continue reading

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A Visit to TeleSur

A “Visit” to TeleSur Some friends, knowing my interest in the news, repeatedly recommended that I watch TeleSur, a recap aired daily at night on Cuban Television’s Education Channel 2. They told me it was better than the National News … Continue reading

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A Frowned-Upon Character

In my country a moneylender was called “the brakeman,” due to the high interest charged on borrowed money, which multiplied if the loan is not repaid without the agreed-upon time frame. Also, in extreme cases, physical violence was brought to … Continue reading

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Old serial. Old chapter. All old.

A week ago National Television aired repeatedly a new chapter in the serial incorrectly titled “Cuba’s Reasons,” from the eagerness of the authorities to always appropriate the voice of the nation, to monopolize it. In reality it should have been … Continue reading

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A José Martí Dream

José Martí, in addition to many other things, was a great poet, he imagined an ideal nation with all and for the good of all, quite difficult to realize in the real world, where personal interests and collective work function, … Continue reading

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Legal Culture

To speak of a legal culture in our society is to speak about something almost nonexistent. For it to exist, every citizen would have to have knowledge of the laws, beginning with the constitution and ending with the latest resolution … Continue reading

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Private Initiative

After being closed for too many years, the door to self-employment has opened and you can see the activity on the streets of our towns and cities. The Cuban has always been an enterprising person with initiative. These aren’t unique … Continue reading

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