Controversy has arisen resulting from an article written by Fernando Ravsberg about the confrontation between the government in Havana and private taxi drivers, and it provoked the anticipated response from opportunists and upstarts, who are always ready to address the issue at hand and kill the messenger and not the message.
Alberto N. Jones
The emigration tragedy, which hasn’t stopped inflicting itself upon the Cuban people, is proof of just how tricky and hard it has been to shake off a criminal policy, which has caused a lot of harm in the form of tears, pain, blood and deaths.
For the past 30 years, I have watched in disbelief, how a large sector of society has become an endangered species within most inner cities in the United States. No one has developed a unified method that is capable of addressing the nation’s most intractable and devastating social crisis.
Not many people were prepared for Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba with his family without a lot of fanfare, protocol or ambition, whose humility impacted ordinary Cubans in a positive way, who could see themselves reflected in this simple man.
I can venture to say, that until July 25, 1953, not many people in Cuba or around the world had ever heard the name Fidel Castro, which changed dramatically on the following day, July 26. As previous summers living in Guantanamo, we were invited by the Payares family to share with them Santiago de Cuba’s renowned Carnival, which usually began with a dance at the Hatuey Beer gardens that went on until 3:00 AM.
The chance to travel across Cuba is an extraordinary experience, where you have the opportunity to take in the unrivaled beauty of its valleys, rivers and mountains which enchanted Columbus and the many people who visit our country. (32 photos)
The first successful slave uprising happened in Haiti when French occupying forces were defeated and an independent republic was born on January 1, 1804. Haiti has never received the deserved international recognition and homage this monumental accomplishment deserves.
On September 26, Elio Delgado Legon published a corrosive article with the instructive title of “The Journalism of Terror regarding Cuba.” This is the same person who unleashed a vicious, treacherous, blitzkrieg attack against my article “The persistence of racism in Cuba” a subject he knows nothing about, does not care and for which he is selectively blind and deaf.
Cuba’s media has made the general population believe that the US president has the immense privilege, authority and decision-making power that the Cuban president has, creating a false impression that is self-destructive.
Recent controversies about the heated issue of racism in Cuba sadly confirm that the unfounded fear of the Cuban government to recognize and confront the increased racism in the country and its intent to pretend this tragedy does not exist, would serve only for this malady to metastasize.