Yes, happy New Year and Long Live the Revolution.
Viva la Revolución! Vamos bien!
After 59 years of repression — all in the name of egalitarianism — Castrogonia’s elites and their foreign friends will be able to attend a very expensive dinner tonight in Habana Vieja.
This is the real outcome of the so-called “Revolution”: the advent of a new privileged class, much, much smaller than the one brutally displaced and dispossessed by the Castronoids.
Tonight’s luxury dinner costs half a year’s salary for 99 percent of Cubans, more or less.
Given the slave wages earned by Cubans, an equivalent dinner in the U.S. would cost $28,000-per-person, more or less ( The median household income in the United States is $56,516, according to 2015 data from the U.S. Census).
And imagine any journalists in the free world paying attention to this outrageous display of inequality.
Yeah, imagine it, because it ain’t gonna happen.
Translated from Marti Noticias:
The Office of the Historian of the City of Havana organized a New Year’s Eve Dinner at the El Patio restaurant in the Plaza of the Cathedral of Old Havana, exclusively for those who can pay 200 CUC.
The original poster of the invitation placed at the entrance of El Patio restaurant warns that to attend the dinner and enjoy the show and dance each person must pay 200 CUC (convertible pesos).
Several national television artists, the Buena Vista Social Club orchestra and the Liz Alfonso dance company were invited to the party, said independent journalist Mario Hechavarría.
The announcement has been criticized by residents in the area for the prohibitive prices that qualified for “millionaires, not for workers.”
Hechavarria said that a couple of young people commented that “the average salary of a 450 CUP workers, (national currency), who can afford to come here?
For his part, the restaurant’s doorman warned that the dinner was not for Cubans, only for “foreigners and” ñangaras “(communist elites), that they are the only ones who have money,” he said.
In the program Cuba al Día, by Radio Martí, the reporter explained that it is not the first time that this type of dinner is held, however, what is striking is that “it has gone up in price”.