Monthly Archives: June 2014

Beyond All Doubt / Fernando Damaso

That Cuba is increasing like Macondo, the mythical village of the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, no one doubts. Nor that our official journalism is a faithful reflection of it. The two major government newspapers echo … Continue reading

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Turn Off the Lights and Let’s Go! / Fernando Damaso

In recent days economic issues have been extensively covered by the official press because of statements made by important government officials. We now know that “sugar production increased, though it did not meet the targeted goal.” Reading further, we find … Continue reading

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Paperwork / Fernando Damaso

If, in Cuba, you are one of those who has the bad luck of needing to engage in any legal process, as simple as you can imagine, prepare yourself to navigate Niagara Falls on a bicycle. The official in question, … Continue reading

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“Indiscipline” Unites* Us / Fernando Damaso

The Electric Union (UNE), considered a Socialist State Great Enterprise, offers citizens some really original services, regardless of whether or not they are requested. Among them are: Programmed weekly defrosting of refrigeration equipment through power cuts of eight hours or … Continue reading

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A Permissable Violation / Fernando Damaso

Chapter II, Article 32 of the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba stipulates the following: “Cuban citizenship shall be lost: a) by those who acquire foreign citizenship.” However, for the hundreds of thousands of Cubans who have emigrated and obtained … Continue reading

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Its Rightful Place / Fernando Damaso

The history of Cuba is in need of an objective study, oblivious to the spurious political and ideological interests that have prevailed so far, defended by a group of pseudo-historians, concerned only with achieving prominence and publishing their books. In … Continue reading

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