Sunday, March 30, 2014

Half Measures

Half Measures / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on March 29, 2014

The newspaper Granma intended to have an impact with pompous editorial
"Towards the 500 years of Santiago de Cuba" where it explains how that
province has developed a project consisting of measures that will allow
it to arrive at July 2015, the date commemorating 500 years since its
founding, with the rehabilitation and total embellishment of its
historic city center and significant sites.

Certainly, as it suits them, the Cuban authorities will disburse funds
to restore important public works exposed to the eyes of foreign
visitors. But I am slightly curious: what are they going to do with the
beggars and mentally ill who wander around the city and leave much to be
desired relative to social adornment, will they include them in the
beautification? Hopefully they'll hide them because then, as the song
says… Who cares, I don't give a damn.

25 March 2014

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