Sunday, August 06, 2006
Update from Havana
Things are definitely getting heavier here. Last night I saw troops on the streets of Habana Vieja. Granted, they were unarmed. But they were in uniform, and conspicuous by their numbers. I think most of the population got the message.
Despite the media black-out, increasing numbers of Cubans have heard the rumour that FC has kicked the bucket. But most seem to write it off as propaganda.
Interesting chat in a bar last night with a guy who insisted that Cubans support socialism, but want democracy with it. Mind you, he went on to spoil his chances of being designated an 'unconscious Trotskyist' in the annual Pablo Memorial Awards by immediately thereafter offering to pimp any chica in the room that caught my eye.
Meanwhile, I have sent many emails of the last week, but have had no responses. I don't know if they are getting through OK or not. Apologies to those expecting to hear from me.
Monday, August 07, 2006
Osler's update from Havana
David Osler is a Brittish journalist that is currently vacationing in Havana. I stumbled onto his blog Dave’s Part by accident and made comment about him posting the picture of the dead prick Che. Dave’s posting is rather scarce since arriving in Cuba. Visitors to the site including me are encouraging him to forget the sightseeing bullshit and to provide his observations with more frequency, here is what he wrote today. I must warn you that if you visit the site get ready for points of view coming from wayyyyyyyyyy left.