Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chronicles of Customs

From very young age I liked to read novels of manners. The genre, of one form or another, most intellectual or popular, in the eighteenth century was seen in the work of the historian José Martín Félix de Arrate, in … Continue reading

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Statistics

A journalist, writing about traffic accidents, said that Cuba has one of the lowest rates — 6.5 deaths per hundred thousand inhabitants — and adds that, since 1963 there is a downward trend. I do not question his statistics but, … Continue reading

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The Face Hidden Behind the Triumphs

The Pan American Games of Guadalajara 2011 ended and our country came second, preceded by the United States, and followed by Brazil, Mexico, Canada and others. Our athletes deserve the congratulations of all citizens. Regardless of what has been achieved, … Continue reading

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A Sterile Victory

At the last meeting of the UN General Assembly, as in the previous twenty, the Government of Cuba presented its usual complaint against the blockade (embargo actually), that the government of the United States applies to it, and also, as … Continue reading

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A Frenzied Media Campaign

Until now I had decided not to write about the five Cuban spies, who are serving sentences in the United States, mainly out of consideration and respect for the feelings of their families. However, in the face of the frenzied … Continue reading

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Legalizing the Illegalities

The two Decree-Laws adopted regarding the purchase and sale of Motor Vehicles and Housing, in spite of the propaganda organized around it to convince people that they represent important steps in the political updating of the model, constitute a reality … Continue reading

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Collapses a la carte

The city of Havana is falling down rapidly. It is no secret. Every day, on average, at least one building collapses. In recent collapses people have been killed or injured. The authorities, when they have no remedy, because they occur … Continue reading

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