Monthly Archives: March 2012

Do We Have Changes?

Taking into account the time elapsed between the first and the second papal visit (fourteen years and two months), for most of my generation, this was the last chance to see a pope at home. The Pope came, bowed, prayed, … Continue reading

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We Have Plazas

Observing the chapel installed in the Antonio Maceo Plaza in Santiago de Cuba, accompanied by the aggressive machetes raised towards the sky that make up a part of the monument to the famous equestrian statue of the Mambi General, I … Continue reading

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We Have a Pope

The visit to Cuba of Pope Benedict XVI has raised conflicting opinions, both outside and inside the country. The foundations of these have been given by the Catholic and government authorities themselves, with some unfortunate statements prior to the trip. … Continue reading

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Extreme Poverty?

Photo: Rebeca Leafing through some foreign media, namely a copy of the Spanish newspaper El Pais that someone lent me, I find a report of international character interesting: according to a report just released by the World Bank, world poverty … Continue reading

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Loose Ends

An American biologist, named honorary president of the International Congress of Biotechnology Havana 2012, interviewed by the official Cuban press, along with some considerations on his specialty and science in general, in the chapter that praises Cuba (meaning the government), … Continue reading

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Disciplined Correspondents

Archive Cuban journalists located in other countries, where they act as correspondents for government media, seem to me like the bread sold on the ration book (the government bread, as a poet friend of mine calls it): they are unpalatable … Continue reading

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Taliban Adrift?

In this land, discovered on October 27, 1492 (or was it January 1, 1959?), in the last fifty years there seems to be a constant, and all those who deviate from the official sanctified line, even if only by a … Continue reading

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