로그인




연락처 :
bolle1917@gmail.com





Most countries fight poverty: Cuba fights wealth

Cuba on the verge of inequality

A decade of reforms under Raúl Castro means nearly a third of Cubans now work in private enterprises. And more hustle for extra work, especially since the Venezuelan crisis affects the economy.

JPEG - 255.8 kb
Three days after Hurricane Irma: on Havana’s walls the Revolution lives on
Sven Creutzmann · Mambo Photo · Getty

Daily life in Cuba reflects the obsolescence of its political rhetoric, or so some people think. With its old American cars, peeling façades and dated aesthetics, the communist island seems stuck in the past.

From time to time the smell of mothballs gives way to that of hot wax: President Raúl Castro, now 86, rarely makes a speech without blowing out a few candles first. In 2016 he celebrated ‘the 55th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Socialist Character of the Cuban Revolution’, at the opening of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC)’s 7th congress. Before that, there was the 55th anniversary of ‘the triumph of the revolution’, marked at the closing of the 7th legislature of the National Assembly in 2013, and the 161st anniversary of ‘the birth of our national hero José Martí’ at the inauguration of the port of Mariel in 2014.

The faces of the heroes of the Sierra Maestra seem to be everywhere, from Havana’s Revolution Square to the massive hoardings on the road into Cienfuegos, but their role is perhaps less to summon up a distant past than to give substance to the present. For Cuba is stuck, not in the past, but in the present of a revolution that is struggling for survival.

Nearly 60 years after the ‘triumph of the revolution’, what would Fidel Castro’s barbudos have thought of the direction taken by the country they gave their lives for? Would Che Guevara have recognised his adopted homeland? If so, would he be struck more by the continuing struggle or by the changes? There is no clear answer. I visited Cuba in 2011; six years later, I barely recognised the place.

‘We are cleaning up’

The Museum of the Revolution, in the former presidential palace in Havana, tells the story of the guerrilla war and its many ups and downs, from the attack on the barracks at Moncada in July 1953, to the voyage of the yacht Granma in November 1956 and Fidel Castro’s triumphal entry into Havana in January 1959. Among the exhibits (...)

Full article: 3 510 words.
?

List of Articles
번호 제목 글쓴이 날짜 조회 수
440 [환경] Solar powered smart windows break 11% efficiency 볼셰비키 2017.12.01 148
439 [제국주의] Monetary Imperialism 볼셰비키 2017.11.30 110
438 [리비아] Libya “Chose” Freedom, Now It Has Slavery 볼셰비키 2017.11.28 130
437 [시리아/미국] Syria - This U.S. Occupation - Or "Presence" - Is Unsustainable 볼셰비키 2017.11.26 109
436 [시리아/가디언] The Guardian’s George Monbiot joins “fake news” campaign 볼셰비키 2017.11.24 200
435 [시리아] Syria, ‘Experts’ and George Monbiot 볼셰비키 2017.11.24 135
434 [중국] Believe in socialism not sorcery, China tells party members 볼셰비키 2017.11.21 123
433 [미국] Weapons of Mass Distraction Get More Destructive 볼셰비키 2017.11.19 104
432 [멕시코/미국] NAFTA Effect: Global Manufacturers Bet on Dirt-Cheap Mexico 볼셰비키 2017.11.18 70
431 [시리아] Warehouses Full of US-Made 'Lethal Weapons' Found by Syrian Army (PHOTOS, VIDEO) 볼셰비키 2017.11.16 71
» [쿠바] Cuba on the verge of inequality 볼셰비키 2017.11.14 101
429 [미국/빈부격차] Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett are wealthier than poorest half of US 볼셰비키 2017.11.12 98
428 [중국/미국] China’s rise, America’s fall 볼셰비키 2017.11.09 113
427 [이란/미국] In A Dramatic Pivot, Shia Militia Leader Tells US: "Get Ready To Leave Iraq" 볼셰비키 2017.10.25 255
426 [러시아혁명/IBT] Celebrating Red October 볼셰비키 2017.10.24 70
Board Pagination Prev 1 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ... 45 Next
/ 45