Cuba: Revolution or Resistance?

This seemingly social indifference might actually be covering an attitude of individual resistance, which is what I want to talk about today: if it really is indifference or rather a resistance tailored to the very specific conditions that have been created here in Cuba by the Castro regime.

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Going to a Theater in Cuba

In Havana, there are very few places where you can go that don’t cost you a fortune or mean that you are surrounded by Reggaeton’s vulgar sect and their followers. The theaters are one of the places that my wife and I still have, a place where we can take refuge whenever we can.

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The Fuel that Powers Cuba’s Taxis

Amidst a government campaign to tackle fuel theft, we have learned from official statistics that private taxi drivers are buying an average of only half a liter* of fuel per day from state-owned gas stations, which are popularly known as CUPET, and the only ones authorized to sell oil products to the public.

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Voting and a Direct Democracy, an Idea for Cuba

If you ask me who I want to vote, my answer would be everyone: the more, the better. We should all definitely have this power, but this reminds me of what the popular Spider-Man says, “with great power comes great responsibility” and voting, well my idea of voting, is a great power so it would be a good idea if everyone did so responsibly.

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When Robin Hood Became Cuban

If Robin Hood were to work on Miramar’s 5th Avenue instead of in Sherwood Forest, he wouldn’t be the “prince of thieves” but the “prince of resolvers”. We Cubans call stealing “resolving” and in Cuba everyone steals because we all have to resolve things in some way or another.

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