Ariel Glaria’s Diary

A Re-Encounter with Old Neighbors

Back when the complete works of Lenin adorned the living rooms of Cubans, there were no color TV sets, everyone went to the movies and US dollars were the Phantom of the Opera, Albert told his best friend that he was a homosexual. At the time, no one used the word “gay” and “homosexual” was a sophisticated and rather strange term. The common word people used was “faggot.”

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Freemasonry: Mother of the Cuban Nation

The ups and downs of history and ill intentions of individuals have made us forget the history – today incomplete – of an institution we could well call the mother of the Cuban nation: freemasonry. However we know more about freemasonry in the United States, whose symbols adorn cities and dollar bills, than about its significance to our own history.

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