Monthly Archives: September 2013

Opening Spaces / Fernando Damaso

The theme of a lack of spaces to voice opinions has been a constant in this last half century of our national life. It has always started as a request for an opening to the authorities themselves and, using the … Continue reading

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Rescuing Feudalism / Fernando Damaso

When the “update of the model” was announced a few years ago, it was seen by many as a possible though certainly very limited way to slowly stimulate the country’s stalled economy. The first disappointment came with an absurd list … Continue reading

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Urban Predators

For some time, concerned and alarmed by the rampant deterioration of the buildings in the city, I have dedicated some time to exploring its municipalities: Central Havana, Cerro, Diez de Octubre and the neighborhood of El Vedado, in Plaza. The … Continue reading

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Other Lost Traditions / Fernando Damaso

Importing traditions (the circus of the yellow ribbons* is one example) seems to be the fashion, with the goal of entertaining the public, despite great governmental dedication and the poor treatment of the citizens, with respect to the spectacle mounted … Continue reading

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Good and Bad Words / Fernando Damaso

Words, by the tens of thousands, are an integral part of languages. They serve to define and differentiate objects, natural elements, people, feelings, actions…. in other words, everything material as well as immaterial. They are constantly undergoing a process of … Continue reading

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“Heroes” by Decree / Fernando Damaso

The profusion of heroes by decree, both Heroes of the Republic and Heroes of the Workers, has always caught my attention, especially when from time to time there is a new crop. They are recognized for military actions, for spying, … Continue reading

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Politically Correct / Fernando Damaso

The yellow ribbon tied to an oak tree, while waiting for the return of a loved one temporarily absent, is a beautiful and touching American tradition, which speaks volumes for the values of this people. Why then, has the consideration … Continue reading

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