It’s as if there were two Cubas: the one on the street and the Cuba presented in official discourse, the one contemplated at the Congress.
Three days before the 8th Communist Party began on April 16, over 60 measures were announced, seeking to boost agriculture in the country.
Cubans go wild with happiness when news comes that a police officer has been dismissed or taken to trial for a crime.
The Government’s excessive confidence in its “exceptional” protocols led it to declare the “new normal” phase with haste in several provinces
The song “Patria y Vida” (Homeland and Life) has become an anthem of hope, peace & freedom for Cubans living both on the island and abroad.
With markets empty people’s hopes of getting food lie in our fields. However in Mayarí, neither Nature nor bureaucrats are on our side.
For over three years our country suffers medicine shortages. Something that wasn’t as bad during the Special Period crisis in the ‘90s.
This is how we see “the situation”, this modern version of the “Special Period”, as coined by Fidel Castro.
There’s been a new accident here in Mayari involving public transport in recent days: a horse-drawn wagon. Such have become common.
The year 2021 is upon us and Cubans, like others, can’t say that “life carries on as normal”. The economic reforms add more uncertainty.