Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Tragedy of Jose Marti

José Martí, his figure and his thinking has been utilized, over utilized and even underutilized, at different times. Undoubtedly, this was something he could not have imagined, despite his broad vision. We Cubans have been ungrateful, and have allowed him … Continue reading

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Absurd Counsels

Many times I have raised my dissatisfaction with the journalism being done in Cuba. Due to its  eminently official character, it passes through the beaten path weighed down by all the government, censoring itself and accepting censorship as normal, since … Continue reading

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The “Casa” Prize

Each year, the Casa de las Americas prize calls writers and essayists from Latin America and the Caribbean, in their various forms. As in all years, the works presented, in addition to having been previously rated with regards to their … Continue reading

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The Reasons for One Without Reasons

The problem of cattle has been a major problem in Cuba, for decades. In 1958 Cuba was in fourth place worldwide in cattle per capita (six million head of cattle for six million five hundred thousand inhabitants, for a 0.90), … Continue reading

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Strange Commemoration

Lately Cuban sports officials, and journalists who cover the subject, commemorated with great fanfare the fiftieth anniversary of the ending of Professional Baseball in Cuba and the creation of so-called Revolutionary Baseball. They also talk about going from Slavery Ball … Continue reading

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Gitmo’s Birthday

The issue of Gitmo, as the Detention Center created ten years ago by the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba is known, is controversial, both at home and elsewhere. Its defenders and detractors have faced off in a war of … Continue reading

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Independent Foreign Policy?

The issue of foreign policy has always been central for any state. All declare, unequivocally, that their foreign policy is independent. However, nothing is further from reality. Historically, the foreign policy of states has always been conditioned on economic, political, … Continue reading

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Three “Small” Problems

Over years of absurd regulations and prohibitions, and the refusal to sell construction and other materials to the people, to maintain and repair their homes, these have fallen into disrepair until their condition today is critical and disastrous. This also … Continue reading

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A National Pandemic

In any journey you make in our cities and towns, if you’re approaching the so-called “third age,” you will be impressed by the large number of gates and fences around houses, factories and shops. Whether you like it or not, … Continue reading

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Two Virtual Currencies

As 2012 begins it seems that the burden of the two currencies will continue on the weary shoulders of Cubans. When, before the Cuban peso was devalued and in a state of coma, and a U.S. dollar strong and active … Continue reading

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