Cubazuelan humor

A three-story building collapsed in the east Caracas neighborhood known as Petare, which is full of Chavista soup-kitchen recipients, showing the new trend in Castrofication of Venezuela’s housing stock.

The photo above is a retort that appeared on Noticiero Digital. Notice the telltale dry humor, found in all communist regimes. The photo says: Pay your taxes, Cuba needs the money!

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  1. New Engaging Book on Camagüey Cuba Celebrates Life!

    **Cuba, I Remember You is a book about family, love, relationships, and survival in difficult circumstances that all readers will find to be a wonderful reading experience.
    Bettie Corbin Tucker
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    A collection of 14 short stories, all in Spanish and English, based on the author’s experiences of childhood before and after the Communist revolution. Includes Appendix for educators wishing to use the book in Spanish or English foreign language classes. Lots of nostalgia for those who knew Cuba in the 50’s and 60’s and plenty of humor for readers in general. Includes also many period family photographs that illustrate the stories and bring them vividly to life!

    About the Author

    Dr. Oscar M. Ramírez-Orbea, was born in Camagüey, Cuba, in 1955. He emigrated with his family to the US in 1966, after completing elementary school in his home country. He longs one day to return to his native city of Camagüey and to all the fond memories it holds for him. CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO is Dr. Ramírez’s first narrative work. More

    Available now from Airleaf Publishing ( ) or call today to order your copy at 1-800-342–6068.

  2. Reviewer: Vic tor H. (Miami, FL)
    What is effective about this book is that it finally opens the door to this virtually taboo observation of Cuba on the family level, by being treated as infallible and unquestionable, recount of a good life one family had had and lost, all by the act of one man. Dr. Ramirez remembers his family with fond memories and tells the world of a family that was no different than yours or mine.

    I found that this book encourages the individuality of the cuba people to speak of the good and the bad things that happened in Cuba before and after the revolution and this books goes to show how much closer we have come. Filled with more thought-provoking questions than you will ever find, it will leave you want to know more.
    I found this book to be a wonderful conversation-starter to practice my Spanish. ALthough, I was born in the US I do have Cuban family members and it was a chance to see a part of their life I was never privy too. It has encourged me to learn more than just “facts and dates” about my realitives from the family. So Thanks for the encouragement to start my own look into family memories. Vic

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