Monthly Archives: August 2012

Speaking of Costs

Faced with the inability to publish news of real and palpable economic successes, which have been notable for their absence over the years, the official press waves the two threadbare banners of Cuban socialism — education and health. The first has been … Continue reading

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Wasting Time and Resources

The Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), a governmental organization that tries to sell itself as being non-governmental (NGO), has announced the dates for its congress in 2013. Its theme of “a revolutionary journalism in defense of socialism” is unambiguous. We … Continue reading

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Speculations

The truth about the accident in which Payá Sardinas died has been the subject of various speculations. The source of these is absolutely the responsibility of the Cuban authorities who, from the very beginning, tried to play down the importance … Continue reading

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Conflicted Feelings

Something odd happens to me when I watch the Olympic Games on television. Although deep down I hope that Cuban athletes win, I feel happy when they do not place or win medals. I realize this feeling is difficult to … Continue reading

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Other People’s Crises

The economic crisis affecting many countries in the world, is reflected in great detail by the press, radio and television in Cuba. There is an abundance of media dedicated to it. Demonstrations and protests in opposition to many of the … Continue reading

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