Con hijo, con libro, sin árbol
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Con hijo, con libro, sin árbol

Mientras usted lee estas líneas, es muy posible que alguna institución, o alguien amparado en cualquier disposición de una de estas, esté cortando un árbol en la capital cubana. En días recientes, en la Habana se ha levantado una ola poco menos que genocida contra esos verdes, útiles, pero indefensos aliados. En las redes sociales abundan los llamados, las quejas, las denuncias y hasta la copia de respuestas y declaraciones de diversas instancias cuestionadas ante el asunto. Sin embargo, no hay todavía un pronunciamiento gubernamental contundente y claro sobre el tema. […]

Isidoro Lombera
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The Father of Cats

As far as we know, no historian interested in the centuries-old Centuries’s centuries-old woodpecher life has addressed the figure of Isidoro Lombera Brown, named in his time The Father of Cats and very present in the capital in the first two decades of that century. His personal history and philanthropic actions lie in oblivion. Rescuing your figure is the target of these lines. […]

Ilustración: Iván Alejandro Batista Cadalzo, diseñador de la revista arquidiocesana Palabra Nueva
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Bandits and questions

Too much has already been written, too many wounds come afloat yet, when the rallies of repudiation of that year 80 are remembered, when those who left the country by the Mariel were offended, uninuneted and even physically assaulted for their thinking and their desire to live elsewhere. Still, every once in a while, someone apologizes to someone. Are we witnessing the return of such aberrations? Does the purpose of defending a just, human cause, as Cuban socialism is proclaimed, justify the means of abusing, abusing, invading the portal of a home where there are women and children, however opposition they may be? […]

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Old evils, new optimism

Thinking about each other, accepting it, helping them, also making their ideas, paths and dreams possible, is a way to contribute equally to their own paths and dreams. To think of the other is to keep in mind that our work, whether in front of a quartet, behind the wheel of a bus, the post of an agro or the window of a public service, has its fruit and destination in another. Whoever reads to us, to whom we sell or transport or facilitate a management, is like yourself. If we do our thing right, if we treat it and serve it well, that same treatment and service we must receive. […]

la ética del cuidado en Cuba
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Thumb and ethics of care in Cuba

One of the messages of the classic tale entitled Pulgarcito is precisely the invitation to slip through the difficulties and capture the dynamism of the miniature. Let us remember that in the narration the little protagonist settles in the horse’s ear, speaks quietly and achieves with a “strong” voice that only listens to the one who must do so, to get the animal to advance, and with this unusual fact the goal of moving from the small to the big is achieved. That dynamic of the small to the big is what Dr. Teresa Díaz Canals shares in her text to point out some aspects that she believes are necessary when addressing the issue of care in Cuba. […]

Conversando con Monseñor Carlos Manuel de Céspedes en el Taller Orígenes en Bauta.
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Gaztelu and Carlos Jesus: the honest simplicity of poetry

Over the years, journalist Miguel Terry Valdespino claims that a poem such as “Late village” and a work as human and spiritual as that of Father Angel Gaztelu, “could not go unnoticed before the eyes and pen of the poet, narrator and critic baptized Carlos Jesús Cabrera Enríquez, who died at the young age of 54 and in full creative maturity”. Carlos, writer of extreme honesty, created, following the founding of Artemis as a province, the late people’s talk, the name of a poem of the same name of the priest and spiritual leader also of the renowned Grupo Orígenes, composed of figures such as Cintio Vitier, Fina García-Marruz, José Lezama Lima and Gastón Baquero, among others, who under his light (not in his shadow) , in the church of Nuestra Señora de la Merced and other grounds of Bauta, they broadened their spiritual vision not only with regard to religion and culture, but also in terms of the destiny of the Cuban nation. […]

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Walking together

We share with the readers of Palabra Nueva this text by Jorge Fernández Era, who this time writes about the need that we all have to feel accompanied and accompany at the same time the family member, the friend, the neighbor door with door or the acquaintance of the corner. “That’s what it’s all about: we have to go with each other. There’s no other left.” […]

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The immense slight

Respectable and noble peoples rise only on the basis of virtues, assures us Teresa Díaz Canals, for whom the number one task in the face of the physical and moral deterioration of the nation, “without building, is to build”. Building, he tells us, is making history. It is a double building: architectural and historical. “And in that reparation of our society that eliminates the deep confrontation between ‘official’ Cubans and ‘mercenaries’ we must find the need that goes beyond any building as a sturdy coat, inner wealth is required. A loss of interior space has a paralyzing effect of subjecting to the immediate.” […]

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Eme Ele This

“That the swings of international trade will give us a damn in the future will depend on the cumin not having to look for it in China and make our land produce it, so that everyone, back from their work, can buy it at ease with the percentage of sweat invested, using only their Legitimately Conquered Currency.” About this and more, goes the analysis of Jorge Fernández Era in the most recent issue of #PalabraNueva, without leaving aside the intelligent and certain humor to which he has us accustomed. […]