Monthly Archives: September 2013

A "Tender" Call / Fernando Damaso

The ex-spy René, recycled as a hero by decree, in a sentimental address to the people of Cuba, in prime time on National Television made a call — authorized by his superiors, because here no one can make a call … Continue reading

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The Tug of War of Economic Reform / Fernando Damaso

The authorities seem to have given the order to shut down so-called “shopping houses” (small private stores run by the self-employed), which now face the threat of being taken over and having their inventory confiscated. Several days ago the Council of … Continue reading

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The Story of the Good Pipe* / Fernando Damaso

Cuba has serious medical problems at home. There have been cases reported of cholera, tuberculosis and dengue fever — already at epidemic levels — and other illnesses that have not been seen for decades in this country. In towns and … Continue reading

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