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Cuban Regime Calls on its Children for Shock Troops

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

When my son's school director called my son to make up the shock troops I was as horrified as I was three decades ago, when I first witnessed those shouts, insults and eggs through the eyes of a child.

Relics and Souvenirs, and The Berlin Wall In Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A reader sent me a piece of the Berlin Wall. The stone painted with remnants of graffiti suggests to me an impossible collection of what has contributed to the separation of Cubans.