Monthly Archives: July 2013

Some Questions / Fernando Damaso

Although the Cuban government, since the beginning of the scandal of the North Korean ship carrying obsolete weapons for repair from Cuba, has been extremely careful, making no public statements, trying to lower its profile and keep it simple, which … Continue reading

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Debate of Positions

It’s no secret that in our society, and even within the government itself, different positions are debated about how to confront and resolve our economic, political and social crisis. The honeymoon era, based on a supposed monolithic unity of all … Continue reading

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Savagery to Strays / Fernando Damaso

In Cuba, although before there was, currently their appears to be no effective organization to protect animals, although there is talk of one, Aniplant (Society for the Protection of Animals and Plants), which doesn’t appear in any telephone directly, and … Continue reading

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Embracing the New / Fernando Damaso

The Cuban government has rejected the term reform in relation to anything having to do with the changes being introduced, principally in the economy, preferring to use the term updating. Perhaps they fear being tagged as “reformers” and prefer to … Continue reading

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A Coca Farce / Fernando Damaso

This past week has given us the media circus orchestrated by Mr. Evo Morales, self-titled first indigenous president of his country (if I remember correctly, his predecessor was also of indigenous origin), together with his friends. Nobody talks about his … Continue reading

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Citizen Culture and Civics / Fernando Damaso

It is good that the President, although not part of his core responsibilities and somewhat belatedly, has spoken publicly about the loss of ethical values and disrespect for morality, problems about which many citizens had been warning, without being heard, … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Any More Time / Fernando Damaso

In defense of the current Cuban model and its updating within the straitjacket of the so-called Guidelines, some citizens are frightened by the idea of the possible restoration of capitalism in Cuba, mechanically repeating verbally and in writing all the … Continue reading

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Accumulation of Power / Fernando Damaso

When authoritarian, centralized and vertical power has been exercised for such a long time and without any opposing counterpart, where decisions are taking and implemented from above to below, without effective citizen participation, as it is not in their compliance … Continue reading

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The Cuban Mega-Soap Opera

The mega-soap opera of the Five Spies, recycled as anti-terrorists and heroes, for years have occupied a lot of space in the national political programming. Structured for the seasons, in the best style of the soaps, they appear one after … Continue reading

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Some Considerations / Fernando Damaso

The 52nd National Baseball Championships ended with the triumph of the Villa Clara team, and after a few days passed, some considerations came to mind: most along political lines and a few with regards to baseball. I do not understand … Continue reading

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