Monthly Archives: November 2013

Strange Processes / Fernando Damaso

For several years the Cuban economy has come up with some strange processes which raise questions and cause us to think. On the one hand there is talk of an interest in attracting foreign investment to jump-start the economy. Some … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Intelligence / Fernando Damaso

Since the very beginnings of the human history, the struggle for power has been an ever-present phenomenon. This “me first” mindset began with a tribal chief trying to hold onto it while someone else tried to strip him of it. … Continue reading

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To Disparage, It’s a Pleasure / Fernando Damaso

Since the introduction in early 1959 of the term bitongo* to refer to youths who voiced opposition to the newly formed regime, Cuban authorities have routinely used denigrating terms when referring to those who do not share their ideas or … Continue reading

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Our Foreign Debt / Fernando Damaso

These days, the authorities boast of having renegotiated their debts to Mexico, Japan, China and other countries, which, convinced that it would be very difficult to collect them, have forgiven them in part on the one hand and extended settlement … Continue reading

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The Return to Illegality / Fernado Damaso

Some years ago, when they started granting licenses to engage in a few types of self-employment, some people who had been working in the underground economy to supply families with fresh and powdered milk, yogurt, butter and cheese, fish and … Continue reading

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Wrong Careers / Fernando Damaso

The existence in Latin America and the Caribbean of presidents closer to comic theater than politics is not an exclusive, since they have also existed and do exist in other regions of the terrestrial globe. What happens around here is … Continue reading

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Slippery Slope / Fernando Damaso

The closing, on 1 November, of the 3D movie rooms, and the ban, after 30 December, of private shops, deals a hard blow to self-employment. The authorities, once again (we remember “Operation Bird on a Wire,” “Operation Flowerpot,” and the … Continue reading

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