I read a few days ago, in the newspaper Granma, that the Cuban population is decreasing and that there were 4,300 fewer inhabitants in 2006 compared to the previous year. The news does not surprise me because I had already noted that twenty students per class in primary schools was due more to the demographic… Continue reading The children of waiting
Category: Generation Y
New status symbol
I live equidistant from two agricultural markets, in one of which the sellers are farmers, members of a cooperative or their respective intermediaries, and the other of which is run by the Youth Labor Army (EJT). In the first there is nearly every fruit, vegetable, other food and even pork. The State (EJT) market rarely… Continue reading New status symbol
A sunrise in Havana from my balcony
In my 6th grade geography book there was a photograph showing the environmental pollution in capitalist countries. I don’t remember if it was of London or Berlin, I only know that this image resembles it.
Posters yes, but only about baseball
In these days the country is in the midst of baseball fever sparked by the final games of the national playoff series. The Industriales wear blue while red is the color of the team from Santiago de Cuba. On many balconies, doors or walls one can read posters with “Industriales Champions” or “Santiago, Go Santiago!”… Continue reading Posters yes, but only about baseball