Though President Obama never promised he would lift the Cuban embargo, he began his first term with a series of bold moves which raised some hopes on the island. Today, he seems to have stopped trying, having hit what appears to be a convenient dead end.
The issue of racism must also be raised in schools, since there is a need to infuse it into our culture and science, and to broadcast information about discrimination over the media. Otherwise the social mechanism we possess for eliminating it will not function.
The new Executive Order and its implications represent not only substantial modifications of the regulations in force up until now, but signify a real historical change in the methods and instruments used by the Cuban government to deal with immigration policy.
Our press is unquestionably losing the battle with unofficial journalism, which better reflects reality and does so in a manner that’s more attractive, respectful of reality and doesn’t make concessions to dogmatism, apology or bureaucratic control.
This isn’t about a simple incidence of robbery in which one person happens to appropriate something that doesn’t belong to them. This is a widespread practice in which individuals and officials take advantage of their positions to divert public resources for their own advantage.
A society that in the middle of an information revolution tries to control the ears and eyes of its citizens will not survive. Recovering people’s confidence is becoming exceedingly difficult because they are reacting to the absence and poor quality of information.
When in 2010 I wrote about corruption and what happened to me became general knowledge, it was inevitable that many people worried. Nobody ever understood how it was possible to take a political step of the nature that was taken against the denunciation that was made.
The Republican vice presidential choice, Paul Ryan, will serve to further harden the position of the Republican candidate Mitt Romney on Cuba.
Today, I want to sound the alert regarding the importance of the position adopted by intellectuals in the circumstances our country is now facing. Although our principal task is to build a new economic model, our challenges are also political and ideological ones.