Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Myth of Old Age

Everything the government does for senior citizens is constantly spoken of and written about in the national media. It all consists of marvelous plans and measures, which, as emphasized, would be impossible without the Revolution. Rhetoric included, it seems to … Continue reading

Posted in Translator: Kathryn Sue | Leave a comment

Talking About Gypsy Cabs: “Almendrones”

In the city of Havana, Cuba, “Big Almond” (almendrón in Spanish) is the nickname given to the antique cars, most of them made in USA, from the decades of the forties and the fifties. With ingenious bodywork they are still … Continue reading

Posted in Translator: Adrian Rodriguez | Leave a comment

My Grandchildren’s Country

At times I’ve stopped to imagine the country I wish Cuba would be in my grandchildren’s future. First of all, and I am being absolutely frank, it shouldn’t be either like the current one, nor the one I’ve been living for … Continue reading

Posted in Translator: Adrian Rodriguez | Leave a comment

Absurd Reasons

I have often questioned the existence of a single party. I think it’s exclusive, unnatural, and directly undermines the very nature of human beings. It is very difficult to find absolute coincidence of views between different people. It does not … Continue reading

Posted in Fernando Damaso | 1 Comment

The “Rescue” of a Manipulated Term

According to dictionaries, a revolutionary is someone who favors or causes a complete change. Is directly related to the new, the cutting edge, never with the old and obsolete nor with the retrograde. In Cuba, in different eras, it was … Continue reading

Posted in Fernando Damaso | Leave a comment