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Jun 29th 2012 12:47AM The prior prohibition on the sale of privately-owned autos is NOT the reason for the old cars. Cuba does not build cars. It must import them, as well as replacement tires and spare parts; it must also provide enough gas and oil, importing these if needed. There are other more-pressing needs, like public transportation, industrial and commercial trucks, health care, education, and housing. Cuba therefore limits imports and parcels out the imported cars carefully. The new rules on the sale of private cars allow owners to cash in or to switch to a different vehicle; they do not magically yield new imports and all that is needed to support them. One reason that Cuba is short of money is the US embargo, which is meant to create precisely situations like limited imports.
Dec 10th 2007 1:12AM todavía estoy luchando con el concepto y las varias lecturas que se le puede dar a esto. me duele la cabeza.
¿a cuál realidad se refiere este "reality"? "dónde comienza y termina el círculo de tragedia/ caricatura/ vida real/ comercialismo desenfrenado /sátira inconsciente de propuesta propia?
adrián martínez debe vivir en un mundo muy extraño.
Aug 31st 2007 10:45PM Official translation (two paragraphs towards the end of a column with 16 paragraphs):
Today, talk is about the seemingly invincible ticket that might be created with Hillary for President and Obama for Vice President. Both of them feel the sacred duty of demanding "a democratic government in Cuba". They are not making politics: they are playing a game of cards on a Sunday afternoon.
The media declares that this would be essential, unless Gore decides to run. I don't think he will do so; better than anyone, he knows about the kind of catastrophe that awaits humanity if it continues along its current course. When he was a candidate, he of course committed the error of yearning for "a democratic Cuba".