Yasser Farres Delgado

Could We Have Cheap Organic Foods in Cuba?

I often ask myself how far the stupidity of Cuban leaders can go, but I can never quite predict those limits – they always end up surprising me. One case in point is the recent measures taken against street vendors to try and control the price of farm products. As is customary, their solution was to restrict and limit…rather than socialize.

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On Homeopathy in Cuba (Part 2)

Science and its adherents allow themselves the leeway that they deny to other forms of knowledge: the possibility of existing and of making mistakes. Institutionalized medical science is perhaps the most hypocritical of all the branches of science, because their hypocrisy not infrequently ends up buried in the grave.

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Real Socialism and “Coloniality” in Cuba

Havana Times blogger Isbel Diaz’ recent experiences with Cuban State Security agents at the airport prompts me to introduce a concept that I believe describes current social oppression in Cuba precisely: coloniality. This concept appears to be absent from debates among “unconventional Cuban dissidents.”

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On the Sudden Rise of Spain’s PODEMOS Party

I think that encouraging this type of debate within what I call “Cuba’s unconventional dissident community” (the new Left and anarchist groups) can be an interesting experience, because Podemos is giving the traditional Left a number of lessons, not only in Europe and Spain, but also at the international level.

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