Author: julio-batista

Why We Went to Revolution Square?

Government figures from the parade this year claim that over a thousand foreigners walked through Havana’s Revolution Square on May 1st. They didn’t protest, they didn’t make demands, they didn’t hold a demonstration: they just walked. Just like the Cubans present (workers or not) did, who didn’t protest or make demands. In Cuba, where the average monthly income in the public sector was 687 pesos (27.50 CUC or USD) in 2015, it seems that we have forgotten, or they made us forget, the real meaning of this day. It has become a day of celebration for many Cubans, who...

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