Cuba

Dear readers,

It’s been an interesting week for Cuba. After all these years, Obama seems to be agreeing to lifting the embargo. The US has also been embroiled in the hacking mess with another communist country, which is quite amusing for me, but strangely sad that US cinemas don’t want to show it. I would personally love to. Though back to Cuba, Raul Castro has met Obama being instructed by his brother Fidel, according to CNN, with help from good old Pope Francis.

I have met a few people who have been to Cuba and my parents are two of them. Thet went to meet their good from Belize who I believe is a former consulate in Havana. His name is Asad and he is a staunch believer in socialism, so I am told. They said how much they loved the place, so different from the rest of Latin America, so educated yet so poor, which is the general consensus of many people who have been and gone to Cuba, still having great difficulty to get hold of basic things like toothpaste. I don’t know how true this is. I hear the music is absolutely brilliant; as well as the rum.

Obviously, if the embargo is lifted, it will mean Cubans can get their hands on everyday things we are used to in the west. But, and I fear this like anyone, that the US will try and interfere with politics there, as they have done right throughout Latin America an import their capitalist model that has unbalanced many countries, their social infrastures etc. and allowed drug wars to kick off (especially in Honduras) ensuring the worst of it stays away from the US. I’m not saying it’s all hunky dory in the US, but for sure the US prefers the worst of the drug warfare stays south of the Rio Grande. This post isn’t a knock on the people of the US, just it’s filthy right wing politics, where they manipulate other countries to suit themselves (the Brits have done the same in the past, I know).

Here is a picture that I saw on Facebook. It kind of sums up the fear for Cuba, if the US get all their way.

Hope you find it interesting.

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About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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