They Married Us to a Lie… / Rebeca Monzo
Rebeca Monzo, 26 September 2016 — It is a sign of lack of civility and
decorum on the part of the Cuban regime to blame to the so-called US
blockade for the shortages and difficulties, whose real cause is the
inability and mismanagement of the economy, wealth and and riches of our
country, by the leadership of the island. It is extremely well-known
that they have "thrown everyone overboard," dedicating their efforts and
money to propaganda and proselytizing abroad, to present a completely
untrue image of the internal situation.
When the Soviet "pipelines" were open to Cuba, in the media here,
especially on television, there was an abundance of caricatures and ads
where a popular character mocked the blockade, throwing all kinds of
Why now this exhausting campaign against the blockade, that exceeds all
limits of popular assimilation and acceptance? Why not have the civility
and honesty to recognize the inability to lead and the squandering of
the income obtained from the government's share of the family
remittances from the United States and the huge business established by
the government to "rent out" doctors and professionals to other
countries, which bring juicy dividends to the regime and from which our
doctors and specialists receive only a pittance?
In the face of this so-called "solidarity" it is the people who suffer
the consequences of the lack of medically qualified professionals and
specialists remaining in Cuba, in schools and hospitals. "Candle in the
street, darkness in the house," as the popular saying goes. That is, we
put on a big show for the outside, while we lack everything at home.
They married us to a lie… and forced us to live with it all these years.
Translated by Jim
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