Among the many dramas that play out because of emigration, in the case of Cuba we have to add the complications of communicating with the island. We have the most expensive rates in the world for those who want to communicate with us.
Visiting Apretaste!, I remember a phrase I always repeat when I encounter something hard. "Creativity is the capacity to open a window when the door is closed," I tell myself, like a mantra in complex situations.
The turtle's pace is everywhere. From the bureaucratic offices and the bus stops to the recreation and service centers. But the big winner of the award for having "the blood of a turnip" is the government itself.
Two years after arriving on Cuban soil, at a cost of $70 million and a thousand miles in length, the long fiber-optic serpent started to work. We had to learn, as so often happens, through the foreign media.
Promised since 2008, the fiber optic cable between Venezuela and Cuba only made it to our coast this last February, and then lapsed into a silence quite suspicious for an effort that already cost more than seventy million dollars.