Monthly Archives: April 2014

More About Baseball / Fernando Damaso

The 53rd National Series of Baseball has concluded and, once again, demonstrated the nuisance of having 16 teams participate, and the impossibility of outfitting them with enough top-quality players. After the first forty-five games, eight teams remained. Although they were reinforced … Continue reading

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Drought or irresponsibility? / Fernando Damaso

For several days now the national TV has been reporting on the effects of the drought in the eastern provinces, noting the deaths of thousands of cattle and the weakening of many thousands more. In the municipality of Calixto García … Continue reading

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The Accused in the Dock / Fernando Damaso

Listening to the discussions in the Culture and Media Commission of the recently ended 8th Cuban Writers and Artists Union (UNEAC) Congress, I was struck by the criticisms of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRTV) for their programming–which … Continue reading

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Poor Results / Fernando Damaso

The Eighth Congress of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) recently ended, yielding very poor results, which was not unexpected to those of us who have been following it before the run-up and during the proceedings. It began … Continue reading

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A Law with Dark Corners / Fernando Damaso

The Foreign Investment Law, debated and approved by the National Assembly in extraordinary session, has some worrisome aspects, both for foreign investors as well as for Cuban citizens. It seems that Cubans living in other countries are not covered under … Continue reading

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Neither Blacks Nor Whites, Just Cubans / Fernando Damaso

Neither black nor white, Cuba is mixed, some of the country’s investigators and intellectuals have asserted for some time now. The declaration seems to respond to an eminently political intention: incorporation into the current Latin American mixed ethnicity, so fashionable … Continue reading

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A Misguided Decision / Fernando Damaso

The economic and political sanctions imposed on Russian and Ukrainian leaders and officials by the United States and the European Union in response to actions on the Crimean peninsula do not appear to have been thoroughly thought through by the … Continue reading

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