Monday, August 27, 2012


Sarcasm / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado
Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado, Translating Cuba, Translator: Christopher
Andrew Smith

The Cuban government defends the rights of American citizens to travel
to Cuba.

For foreigners, they file complaints and take matters to court,
something they refuse to do for their own countrymen and women, where
they determine, without a moment's hesitation and with no qualms, those
able to temporarily travel wherever they like and those from whom they
snatch away this lofty ambition.<

And Cubans who reside elsewhere — including those within the United
States — do not escape this selective, discriminatory pointed-finger
which decides who gets to enter home soil and who doesn't.

These laws are capricious and one-sided: a fifty-year long, degrading
blockade of the rights and freedoms of the Cuban people.

Translated by Christopher Andrew Smith

August 25 2012

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