Winners, Outstanding

In Cuba to give some event the character of a transcendent celebration, serious anniversaries pass unnoticed. Today it resulted from the selection of Villa Clara as the host site for the 26 of July celebration. Expressionless faces and formal applause greeted speeches cloned from previous speeches, were what I saw on the news showing the events organized in the provinces to celebrate their results. So many years of vacuous slogans and unfulfilled promises produce a fatigue that not even the presence of the television cameras managed to hide.

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