Monthly Archives: October 2011

Globilization, a Complicated Word

Globalization, like a natural process of mankind’s development, is making strides and establishing itself across the geography of the planet, including in countries both large and small, powerful or weak, rich and poor. The word is new but the phenomenon … Continue reading

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The Result of Violence

The Country Muammar al-Gaddafi is dead, executed by his captors, or assassinated, depending on the political or human viewpoint from which it is observed.  An old refrain says he who kills by iron dies by iron.  I do not defend … Continue reading

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Higher Education

Next I am transcribing, textually, some of the statements from the current maximum Cuban authority of Higher Education (universities) that recently appeared in the official press: insufficient ideological-political and integral preparation of professors and students, limited commitment to studies, low … Continue reading

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The National Library

On October 18th the Jose Marti National Library of Cuba celebrated its 110th year, and for some months has been undergoing a complete remodeling of both the building and its organization. This is good news as its state of disrepair … Continue reading

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The Gastronomic Slums

In the section Acuse de Recibo (“Acknowledgement of Receipt”) of the daily Juventud Rebelde (“Rebel Youth”) for 9/25/11 there is an article titled El Potín, y mucho más (“The Potín and Much More”), where a citizen and the journalist show the deplorable … Continue reading

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