Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Litte Bit Outraged

Here in my country, the movement of the outraged is front page news. In the three national official newspapers and on television photos, images and praised are repeated, to no one’s surprise, accustomed as we are to the government’s taking … Continue reading

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Independence: Panacea or Tragedy?

Photo Peter Deel Writing on historical things, I dusted off the 19th Century in Cuba, and with it the related currents of annexation, reform, autonomy and independence. Elaborating on each of them, I came to some controversial conclusions, and going … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of a Myth

Cuba’s baseball team could not take the title in the recently ended World Cup, which took place in Panama, the honor going to the Netherlands. This is nothing new, as the same thing happened in the two previous Cups and … Continue reading

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Swindle

A reporter for an official press agency, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the literacy campaign in an article, emphasized that it was undertaken to end four and a half centuries of ignorance in the country. It appears that she, despite … Continue reading

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Another Look at the Grito de Yara*

Nobody can deny the foundational importance of October 10, 1868 for the Cuban nation. Though twenty years before Narciso Lopez had, for the first time, unfurled the national flag calling for combat against the oppressor, though his voice was not … Continue reading

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