Democracy could well be within hand’s reach in a future marked by the energy crisis, the only “inconvenience” is that we will have to fight for it old-school: wielding a machete, in exile or prison with a quill and some ink, through guerrilla warfare up in the mountains or clandestine cells in the city.
Erasmo Calzadilla’s Diary
At the end of March, I had the immense fortune of finding a well-paying job with a construction brigade (the kind that does restoration work in historic sites around Old Havana), with a nice guy for a boss. The first day, I hammered away energetically, eager to get to the end of the month and to collect my 60 CUC.
What’s really going on with renewable sources of energy in Cuba? The island’s official press is brimming with optimism in this connection, but, do we actually have reason to be so positive? I will start this post with one of the most widely divulged “half-truths”.
I love reading Yoani Sanchez’ posts. Her writing has the kind of power many of us want for our own. I can see clearly why she wins international competitions, has become famous and has no shortage of enemies.
The Oil Crash, an interesting blog which analyzes and divulges information related to the imminent energy crisis, was created in January 2010. I discovered it a short while ago and I got both hooked and scared.
As a kid, I was fascinated by sports. I wanted to be like Cuban gymnast Casimiro Suarez, that artist of the rings that so impressed the world in the early 80s. Adults would proudly tell me that our high-performance athletes weren’t professionals (as they were under capitalism) but amateurs.
What is the quality of my sperm? That is what the doctors are trying to find out. The first test I was subjected to yielded such bad results that the technicians were wondering whether, instead of ejaculating, I hadn’t actually spat in the jar they gave me.
Is Cuban filmmaker Daranas’ new film, Conducta (“Conduct”), a political film? Of course it is: politics touches everything and everything, sooner or later, rubs up against politics.
I am doing a monthly summary of the most important Cuba-related events. I fish news from here and there and season them with my profound analyses. I hope you’ll make your own contributions to the summary.