Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Real Blockade / Fernando Damaso

To update, in one of its many meanings, means to put in tune with the times. It updates the valued, that which, having demonstrated its effectiveness, should be retained, although infused with new spirit or, what is similar, provided with … Continue reading

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Sunday Digression / Fernando Damaso

The anniversary of the Cuban Republic passed on May 20, and if something was written or said in the official media it was, once again, to criticize and make a big deal out of it, charging it with every possible … Continue reading

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Stride for Stride / Fernando Damaso

Since its installation in power, the Cuban government has always moved stride for stride with the corresponding thick ideological cover. Each year was given a name, which was supposed to serve as an incentive for work during its twelve months. … Continue reading

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Dualities / Fernando Damaso

In the Republican Cuba each province had a governor and each municipality a mayor, who governed, in the case of the province with a Council of municipal mayors, and in the municipalities with a city council with councilors. The municipality … Continue reading

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Is There a Cuban Model of Wellbeing / Fernando Damaso

A careful read of the extensive article, “A look at the Cuban model of wellbeing,” published in the daily Granma on 13 May 2013, raised, for me, some doubts and disagreements. The cases with which the article begins are people … Continue reading

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A Chameleon Word / Fernando Damaso

There is a word in the Spanish language, which is used in different ways by the Cuban authorities, according to their interests: this is diversity. In international relations it is widely used by the top leaders and their representatives, who … Continue reading

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Questionable Congratulations

Although the United Nations stopped being a credible institution many years ago, at times it still issues announcements which can leave us astonished. This is what happened when a letter from the United Nations Director General for Food and Agriculture … Continue reading

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