Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Thing about ALBA

Photo: Rebeca Since its founding ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our Americas) has always raised great doubts. As stated at its inception, it was created to promote economic cooperation between its members. It has become instead a clumsy political … Continue reading

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Lights of a Festival

A few days ago, between June 21-23, the Click Festival was held, a completely independent event without ties to any government institution, whose principal content was to learn about and debate the technology used on the Internet. At the same … Continue reading

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A Good Psychiatrist

Cubans who did not have to rush off to a psychiatrist’s office in order to prevent a nervous breakdown after reading their nation’s newspapers this week should consider themselves lucky. The front page began with an official announcement on the moringa … Continue reading

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Still Lacking a Great Deal

Several months have passed since the First National Party Conference and, as expected by the thinking part of the population, few remember it. In its basic draft document there are no plans, no agreements, nothing about the important problems which … Continue reading

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A Colonial House

Photo Archive In the city of Trinidad in central Cuba, in a beautiful colonial house, carefully renovated, located on Royal Street (renamed by someone “Jesús Menéndez”), there is a true safe-deposit box of the national cultural heritage. The spacious house, … Continue reading

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The Real "Achievements"

Photo Rebeca More than half a century ago, when the model was implanted in our country, its later promotion was achieved on a base of present sacrifices (all former governments had been very bad) and a luminous future (the new … Continue reading

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My Dilapidated Market

The supermarket at 26th and 41st, in Nuevo Vedado, years ago ceased to be super and even a market, becoming a deplorable place, where the few products are sold, assigned by the ration book, upon payment thereof, and they also … Continue reading

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Urban Planning Crimes: Who Started Them?

Photos by Rebeca It is right and necessary to fight against urban planning and other crimes, and to try to create a bit of order in society after so many years of barbarities.  It seems as if the attention is … Continue reading

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From Failure to Failure

Photo by Peter Deel According to the latest official figures, the 2011-2012 sugar harvest (still unfinished) will amount to only 1.4 million tons, similar to that of the year 1895 in the 19th century, when the War of Independence against … Continue reading

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Siren Songs

Photo: Peter Deel At election time, the issue of relations between the governments of Cuba and the United States becomes a regular part of the speeches of the different candidates, whether Democrat or Republican. A key issue is the so-called … Continue reading

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