Everyday, we find out about the irregularities that state-run establishments make on the TV news. The media for the masses tells us to some extent what’s going on, but it’s us Cubans who have to pay the consequences.
I can’t remember the first time I came into contact with this beautiful city, as I was born in its maternity hospital; but I remember the second time I came very well, 13 years later, as my parents had taken me for my maternal grandfather’s funeral.
I was informed that my employment at the cultural institution had been permanently terminated because “I had damaged the system’s, institution’s or country’s image by communicating malicious or misleading information.
People are tense with the news of a new “special period” crisis, and no wonder! If we already have problems with our water supply, what are things going to be like from now on?
I asked myself if these people who seem to have another reality where they can withdraw themselves and find shelter will soon become regular pedestrians on Havana’s streets again, when the “confusion” comes to hit us all.
With help from the government website Cubadebate, the Cuban government has created a media campaign which supports GM foods almost in silence, which is very in line with the imminent arrival of US producers of GM crops.
The pension retirees receive here in Cuba is ridiculous. Who can live on 400 pesos (20 usd) a month? And whoever has this much can give themselves a pat on the back, as my grandmother would say, because some people don’t even get 200 pesos.
We parents encounter a lot of difficult tasks while our children are growing up, but educating them is the most difficult of them all.
This whole business of the UK leaving the EU – BREXIT – can be read and interpreted in many ways. A part of this controversy has caught my attention and isn’t really touched upon in the analyses I’ve read. This is the subject of bureaucracy.