Monthly Archives: July 2012

Too Many Experiments — Part 1

Photo Peter Deel Those who read what was published in the official press, on the recently concluded Ninth Regular Session of the Seventh Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power (the name gets it done), may have noticed that … Continue reading

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General Elections Again?

Once again, in spite of the serious national crisis, the endemic dengue fever and a cholera epidemic afflicted by secrecy and swept under the national rug, the boring topic of general elections, convened to elect (the word applied to them) the … Continue reading

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A Nearby Bay

The motorboats that used to cross the bay from Havana to Casablanca and Regla, and vice versa, always reminded me more of streetcars than buses. Perhaps it was their yellow and white colors and the profusion of polished wood in … Continue reading

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Two Overseas "Journalists"

For some time two journalists – one, a Cuban based in Miami, and the other, a French Canadian based in Havana, each appearing in one of the national publications with a daily circulation – dedicate themselves to reviling Miami and … Continue reading

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Pastors For What?

The caravans for Cuba, which are organized annually by the so-called Pastors for Peace, force one to think. In the one held this year (the 22nd), which already crossed the border between Canada and the United States, they orchestrated the … Continue reading

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Winning to Win

Photo Juventud Rebelde It’s no secret to anyone that Cuban baseball, regardless of the odd triumph, has been in crisis for some time. Exposing the story of the majors, showing that professionals are playing against amateurs, the successive defeats against … Continue reading

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The Two Wings of a Bird

Archive Photo From time to time, when a Puerto Rican pro-independent visits Cuba, they will bring up in the corresponding discourses, that image by the Puerto Rican poetess Lola Rodriguez the two wings of a bird and the approach of Jose … Continue reading

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Plaza Under Siege

Photo: Rebeca Our government media is constantly repeating political slogans of various kinds, obsolete, recycled and new. The one that says “Cuba is a plaza under siege” seems to be one of the most prominent right now. I agree with … Continue reading

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Plastic Surgery

On the front page of the newspaper Juventud Rebelde (Rebel Youth), a review about Guantanamo on the 26th carries the suggestive title: “Revolution in the Plaza.”  It reports about the work being done under pressure (as always) to ready the … Continue reading

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