Pity on Cuba

Pity on Cuba

There is an island that must be seen: a model that is being phased out. Hurry to visit before the last traces are obliterated, for the victors will not put up with any leftovers, and in Miami people are already fighting over the spoils.

Our trip to Cuba began at East Berlin’s Schonefeld Airport; from German Democratic Republic days the airport still has that penetrating Prussian socialist odor of Lysol that no Western chemicals have been able to dissolve. Someone asks us to take two packages of medicine to Havana; the intended recipient, a doctor, is identified by his address on the packages. Such things are lacking on the isolated island. The blockade imposed by the United States decades ago and recently tightened includes medical supplies. This is supposed to be a humanitarian measure, intended to promote human rights in Cuba at long last.

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