Monthly Archives: May 2014

Loss of Values

For some time the Cuban authorities have been turning their attention to “the construction of values to guarantee the continuity of the Revolution.” In speaking about the importance of family in the regeneration of values such as patriotism and honestly, … Continue reading

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Too Much Noise / Fernando Damaso

The hype around the Mathematics entrance exam for higher education is exaggerate and ridiculous. As if it were something new, without taking into account that it also happened last year at a different level of instruction, as well as has … Continue reading

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Game Changer / Fernando Damaso

Accustomed to the crumbs of a patriarchal government, incapable of assuring productions, dedicated for years to false egalitarianism in distributing misery among ordinary Cubans, on beginning to put the laws of economics into practice and, with them, those of supply … Continue reading

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Tell History Well / Fernando Damaso

The spiritual body of a nation is formed by the ideas and thinking of its different members, with their philosophical, political, economic, social, moral, artistic, religious and other concepts. Everyone, to a greater or lesser extent, participates in building it. … Continue reading

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Looking for the Origin / Fernando Damaso

There is constant talk and articles about the need to rescue values, the good habits, and eradicate social indiscipline and rudeness. It’s true and should be done, but no one talks or writes about the real origins: the loss of … Continue reading

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The Biggest / Fernando Damaso

I read in the official press: the biggest workers’ parade in the world. How wonderful! Congratulations! But I ask myself: how does this help Cubans on a day-to-day basis?  Does it resolve any of their many problems? Maybe it would … Continue reading

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On Different Sides / Fernando Damaso

For some time the official discourse in Cuba has gone one way and the lives of Cubans have gone another. The agreements and guidelines are a part of the first, constantly referred to by the authorities as if they were … Continue reading

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