Cuba Democracia y Vida

La voz en Suecia de los cubanos cívicos de intramuros y del exílio

Editor y Redactor: Guillermo Milán Reyes, Miembro del Instituto Nacional de Periodismo Latinoamericano (INPL)

For more publications in English
or Swedish click on respective
flag above

Cantidad de Visitantes: 45 052 536

Google


 Enlaces
DIARIO DE CUBA
INFOBAE
BPI tv VIDEOS
LA PATILLA. WEB VENEZOLANA DE NOTICIAS.
CUBANET
EL PITAZO
NTN24 AMÉRICAS
NTN24 VENEZUELA: VIDEOS YOUTUBE
MARTÍ NOTICIAS
PÁGINA WEB OFICIAL DE UNPACU.
WEB DE YOUTUBE DE LA UNIÓN PATRIÓTICA DE CUBA LAS GLORIOSAS FUERZAS PACÍFICAS UNPACU.

PATRIA DE MARTI
MEDICINA CUBANA
PANAM POST: NOTICIAS Y ANALISIS DE LAS AMERICAS.
ESTADO DE SATS VIDEOS.
DIARIO LAS AMÉRICAS.COM
BLOG "VOZ DESDE EL DESTIERRO" DEL EX-PRESO POLÍTICO JUAN CARLOS HERRERA ACOSTA.
DOLAR TODAY
EL NACIONAL. CARACAS VENEZUELA.
UNIVERSO INCREIBLE- OSCAR SUAREZ
RELIGION EN REVOLUCION.
Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos.
ABC.ES INTERNACIONAL
EL NUEVO HERALD
EL PAÍS
NACAN: VIDEOS DESDE CUBA.
FORO ANTITOTALITARIO FANTU
14 Y MEDIO. DIARIO HECHO EN CUBA.




Dagoberto Valdes on the New Constitution: "Reality Is More Stubborn than Political Will". By Vicente Morina Aguado. Havana Times.
  
23-08-2018

web/article.asp?artID=39472

Cuba: “Reality Is More Stubborn than Political Will”
Dagoberto Valdes on the new constitution
By Vicente Morin Aguado
Havana Times
Augut 22, 2018


 One of the most prominent Catholic intellectuals in Cuba, agricultural engineer and editor of wide-ranging publications such as the now-disappeared secular/Catholic magazine Vitral and the website Convivencia, Dagoberto Valdes Hernandez spoke with HT on the sidelines of a conference of the Association for the Study on the Cuban Economy (ASCE).

DVH: Cuba is experiencing an anthropological crisis, of values, a profound economic crisis which it won’t be able to leave behind without making reforms; even though all the authorities in the country oppose the system evolving, change is much-needed…

HT: So, why insist on writing a new Constitution?

DVH: In Cuba, a serious semantic problem has been created and it’s typical of totalitarian and populist regimes, in fact, they convince many people by manipulating them with discourse and they end up believing more in semantics than they do in reality. Throughout history, the meaning of words has reflected reality, that is their purpose, but totalitarian manipulation of concepts aims to and, to a great extent manages to, make their semantic inventions express the unreality of the system.

HT: In fine Cuban, paraphrasing Panfilo from TV, who is extremely popular with his critical humor,” he tries to “live by one’s wits”. You are an agricultural engineer with solid business experience in tobacco production in your native Pinar del Rio. Is the new Constitution trying to promote economic growth?

DVH: The new Constitution appears to be driven by a clumsy driver who makes the car go up and down, stalling, not putting down the clutch when he should, stepping on the gas and brakes at the same time. One article recognizes private property while another prevents wealth accumulation, thereby limiting natural economic growth.

HT: However, you mentioned in your speech here at the Annual ASCE Conference (Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy) examples of economic changes, of almost spontaneous economic growth as a result of private enterprise, which official semantics call “Self-Employment”.

DVH: Municipalities such as Vinales in Pinar del Rio, Trinidad in Sancti-Spiritus and Santa Marta in Varadero have been renovated. These places prove the value of private enterprise not only for individuals, but there, the structure of labor and its dynamic has changed. Much of the labor force has emigrated from the state sector to the emerging private sector which offers a new, attractive landscape where we can see progress being made. Most notably, a new productive mindset has arisen among the Cuban youth.

HT: However, such experiences, in exceptional cases, let’s say touristy municipalities, are inexplicably ignored when they talk about change, which is possible in other regions under the influence of factors that aren’t necessarily related to tourism.

DVH: That’s because this is a Constitution that doesn’t manage to open up its forces of production in society because in order to do this, it also needs to liberalize politics at the same time and there have been no changes in this regard. We have gone from a narrow spectrum and high intensity repression to what exists today, which we would call broad spectrum and low intensity… (Interruption)

HT: These are concepts which I would ask you to explain because they delimit the context which serves a popular debate about the new Cuban Constitution.

DVH: Ten years ago, in other words, it was high-intensity, that is to say, long sentences, summary proceedings and other proceedings of extreme violence applied to selective opponents; now it’s low-intensity in most cases, few sentences are given in court, but repression has an unusual scope today, not only are declared political opponents being repressed. Intellectuals and other artists are also being repressed because they are organizing independent socio-cultural projects which the government refuses to legally recognize, as well as the self-employed and a countless number of individuals.

HT: Let’s say that semantics clash with everyday reality, party and state-owned mass media are doing their manipulative work, it’s sad that foreign politicians and/or reporters give this subject such little importance; even so they can’t live off of their wits forever, they have to give something to the people. Before there were timely “saviors” that appeared (the Soviet Union, Chavez in Venezuela), now people only have escaping to the North and Trump, because even those who were waiting for a “miracle” have said that things have gone bad.

DVH: The world, especially Latin America, has swayed towards the Right, disillusioned with 21st century Socialism. I am happy to see this happen and I hope we Cubans are able to get rid of this complex of waiting for others to come and resolve our problems. I am a supporter of us being the only ones capable and obligated to solve our own problems.

HT: How would you define Cuba’s current situation?

DVH: Without being pessimistic, we are at a crossroads between continuity and opportunity, I repeat that reality is more stubborn than political will and I believe that the stubborn truth will be very difficult to hide.

- - - -

Dagoberto Valdez en ASCE Conference - published by Wenceslau Cruz August 11, 2018 (IN SPANISH):

 

 

 

Comentarios al artículo






 Get a new challenge


 
01-05-2019Video Fox Business: Mike Pompeo: Maduro wanted to leave Venezuela, Russia told him to stay.
14-04-2019Video VOA: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to Voice of America about Venezuela and Nicaragua and relations in Latinamerica with Iran and China.
23-08-2018Dagoberto Valdes on the New Constitution: "Reality Is More Stubborn than Political Will". By Vicente Morina Aguado. Havana Times.
09-07-2018"Living Freely Is a Wise Decision" says Cuban Artist Lia Villares. By Veronica Vega. Havana Times.
07-06-2018Nicaragua's Private Sector Calls for an End to the Ortega Government. Havana Times.
02-11-2017Evangelical pastor Alain Toledano: "If We Stay Quiet They Crush Us". By Ricardo Fernández. 14ymedio.
09-10-2017Interview with Julio Ferrer Tamayo, Independent Cuban Lawyer. By Iván García. Translating Cuba.
28-08-2017"The Canal Will Be the End of Daniel Ortega". Interview with Bianca Jagger by Carlos F Chamorro. Havana Times.
31-07-2017Venezuela CNN video: Luis Almagro, head of the Organization of American States, says Venezuelas controversial election on Sunday was a fraud that cannot fool anybody.
25-07-2017Venezuela video: CNN Interview with Julio Borges, venezuelan opposition leader and president of the venezuelan Parliament.
11-05-2017Interview with El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) in San Francisco. Translating Cuba.
21-04-2017Chavista Army Can't Hold Venezuela Hostage for Long, Says Renowned Political Scientist. By Pedro García Otero. PanAm Post.
18-04-2017The West's indifference allowed Castro regime to increase repressions, the Cuban opposition leader says. Perth Herald Tribune.
07-04-2017State Security Doctors Constantly Mistreated Us. 14ymedio.
14-12-2016The Price in Cuba of a Journalism that Reaches More People. by Yusimi Rodríguez. Havana Times. 
09-12-2016Life in Cuba under the Castros. CSW press interviews Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso, a prominent Cuban Baptist pastor and human rights activist.
31-10-2016A Cuban Dissident's Tragic Story. By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez. Havana Times.
28-10-2016A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, Julio Ferrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system. By Waldo Fernández Cuenca. Diario de Cuba.
25-10-2016Guillermo Fariñas: I am hopeful as I bid Europe Farewell. Diario de Cuba.
22-07-2016Revenue for the regime, a crackdown on society, and the repression of dissidents. Diario de Cuba.
12-07-2016Cuban dissident leader tours U.S., Europe. By Alan Gomez.
14-06-2016Yoani Sanchez Talks about Cubas Changes. By Almudena de Cabo. Havana Times.
04-06-2016VIDEO. José Daniel Ferrer: "Cubas opposition movement has grown stronger since U.S.-Cuba deal, dissident says".
01-06-2016Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States: 'We,re not afraid'. By Karen DeYoung.
28-05-2016José Daniel Ferrer, the man behind Cuba's largest opposition group. By Nora Gámez Torres.
09-05-2016The Ordeal of a Cuban Rafter. By Ivett de las Mercedes. Havana Times.
02-04-2016Yoani Sanchez on Castro and Obama's Key Moment. By Carlos F. Chamorro. Havana Times/Conficencial.
12-03-2016Video: White House adviser Ben Rhodes on Cuba and Obama visit to Cuba.
04-03-2016Justice in Venezuela is Out of Focus. By VenEconomy. LAHT.
05-02-2016Venezuela: "History Will Thank Maduro If He Resigns", Says New Speaker. By Thabata Molina.
14-01-2016Cuban Church leader pastor Bernado Quesada: "They see us as a threat". By Reinaldo Escobar. 14ymedio.
22-11-2015Venezuelan Opposition: We Will Win Even a Rigged Election. By Sabrina Martín.
09-11-2015Padre Conrado: The Church has the responsibility of accompanying the people in new pathways. Interview by Luz Escobar. 14ymedio.
05-10-2015Interview with Argentine parish priest in Holguín, Marcos Pirán Gómez: "The family unit in Holguín is very damaged".
09-09-2015Dr Jeovany Jimenez Vega: "There Will Not Be A Wave Of Physicians Returning To Cuba." By Reinaldo Escobar.
25-08-2015Yusmila Reyna: UNPACUs Challenge Is To Turn Sympathizers into Activists. By Yoani Sanchez.
20-08-2015Guillermo Fariñas: Latest arrests show the Cuban regime's insecurity. The regime in Havana was left without enemies after the rapprochement with the US Government. The battle is now with the Cuban citizen, because the enemy is the people. EFE-14ymedio.
19-08-2015Video CNN news -  Cuban dissidents: Nothing will change. Interview with Antonio Rodiles.
10-07-2015Video PBS Interview with Omar Pérez, Che Guevara's son, poet, artist and musician: "The revolution has been dead for years, for decades". By Judy Woodruff.
04-07-2015Interview with Rosa Maria Payá in El País: "The United States is negotiating with the Cuban caste. Civil society is left outside."..." I believe that if Cubans could vote, they would vote for freedom." By Alba Casas.
20-06-2015Interview with independent Cuban reporter Lazaro Yuri Valle Roca. Police lied to his neighbours to cover up for their presence and said that he had committed suicide. By Luz Escobar. 14ymedio.
02-06-2015Interview with Cuban Economist Juan Triana Cordovi: Where Does the Cuban Economy Go from Here? by Mario Vizcaino Serrat. HT.
31-05-2015Video: United States Interests Section in Havana Provides Uncensored Internet to Cubans.
30-04-2015Outspoken Cuban priest José Conrado Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Cuba. By Nora Gamez Torres. MH.
20-03-201512 years after the Black Spring conversation with five of the former political prisoners. By Reinaldo Escobar. 14ymedio.
19-03-201512 years after the Black Spring - Interviews with some of the former political prisoners living on the Island. By Reinaldo Escobar.
09-03-2015Interview with 'Lady in White' Caridad María Burunate Gómez: "The people speak very well of us." By Ernesto García Diaz. Cubanet.
10-02-2015CNNs Chrisitane Amanpour with Roberta Jacobson, Americas lead negotiator with Cuba.
02-02-2015Eduardo Diaz Fleitas, ex Black Spring Political Prisoner: "I am a meddlesome peasant". By Juan Carlos Fernandez.
02-02-2015The spy who never wanted to be one. The unusual story of Granma journalist sentenced to 14 years in prison. By Yoani Sanchez.




GUILLERMO MILÁN. EDITOR Y REDACTOR DE ESTA PÁGINA WEB: "CUBA DEMOCRACIA Y VIDA. ORG" Representante en Suecia de la UNPACU.

Eva Belfrage: Representante de la Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU) en Suecia. Editor and collaborator for the English/Swedish page of “Cuba Democracia y Vida”


Dr. Alberto Roteta Dorado. ARTÍCULOS Y OPINIONES. Colaborador de "CubaDemocraciayVida.org".

Dr Eloy González.

MANOLO POZO. EX-PRESO POLÍTICO CUBANO. ARTÍCULOS Y OPINIONES.

Félix José Hernández: Artículos y Fotorreportajes Culturales.

Lcdo. Abogado Frank Braña Fernández. ARTÍCULOS Y OPINIONES. Colaborador de "CubaDemocraciayVida.org".

Lcdo. Sergio Ramos. Artículos, Opiniones y Notas de Prensa.

JORGE HERNÁNDEZ FONSECA. ARTÍCULOS Y OPINIONES.

PROFESOR JOSÉ VILASUSO: ARTICULOS, OPINIONES Y ENTREVISTAS.

PEDRO CORZO. ARTICULOS Y OPINIONES.

Julio M. Shiling. Escritor, Periodista y Analista Político: ARTÍCULOS, OPINIONES, VIDEOS Y DOCUMENTOS.

Alfredo M. Cepero. Artículo, Documentos y Notas de Prensa.

Alejandro Tur Valladares. ARTÍCULOS, NOTICIAS Y OPINIONES.

GUILLERMO MILAN REYES. EDITOR Y REDACTOR DE ESTA PÁGINA WEB: "CUBA DEMOCRACIA Y VIDA. ORG"

ALFRDO PONG:CARICATURAS.

Desde Cuba: MARTHA BEATRIZ ROQUE CABELLO. Colaboradora de esta página Web "Cuba Democracia y Vida.ORG"

Dr. José Àngel Valdés García: Artículos y opiniones.

 Entrevistas realizadas a Guillermo Milán Reyes, editor y redactor de esta página Web "Cuba Democracia Y Vida, por varios periodistas de importantes periódicos en Maputo-Mozambique, a mediados del 2004.

SER CAMPESINO EN UN PAÍS LIBRE. ENTREVISTA AL SEÑOR ALF HOLMSTEN. Por: Guillermo Milán Reyes. Editor y redactor de "Cuba Democracia y Vida".
RESUMEN EN ESPAÑOL DE LA ENTREVISTA HECHA A GUILLERMO MILÁN POR EL PERIÓDICO SUECO " TIDNINGEN ÅNGERMANLAND"

DIARIO LA MARINA: PUEDES LEER NOTICIAS DESDE 1899 HASTA 1960.
ESPAÑOL:
Importante doc. UNPACU:
Programa Mínimo
y Proyecciones.

ENGLISH: 
A Minimal Programme and
Projections UNPACU.

Dr. DARSI FERRER. EN PAZ DESCANSE. TODOS LOS ARTÍCULOS Y NOTICIAS PUBLICADOS EN ESTA WEB.

Referencia en línea
Diccionario, enciclopedia y más
Palabra:
Buscar en:
Diccionario de español
Diccionario de inglés
Diccionario de alemán
Diccionario de francés
Diccionario de italiano
Diccionario de árabe
Diccionario de chino (S)
Diccionario de polaco
Diccionario de portugués
Diccionario de holandés
Diccionario de noruego
Diccionario de griego
Diccionario de ruso
Diccionario de turco
Sólo en inglés:


 
 
 
 
                     Video debajo                
        Breve Reseña de la historia     
        presidencial cubana.                
La Od
isea Castrista:
 VIDEO: RESEÑA DE LA HISTORIA PRESIDENCIAL CUBANA. LA ODISEA DEL CASTRISMO. Por Guillermo Milán. 20 de MAYO del 2018.
 
 
Canal YouTube de CDV.ORG
CANAL YOU TUBE DE CubaDemocracia y Vida.org
 

 Cuba: Derechos Humanos.
DERECHOS HUMANOS : HUMAN RIGHTS

CUBA: REPRESORES CUBANOS.
ESBIRROS CASTRISTAS
Cuba: PÁGINA PARA REGISTRAR A LOS REPRESORES O ESBIRROS DE LA TIRANÍA DE LOS CASTRO.

 
Presos Políticos de UNPACU
Presos Políticos de UNPACU

Cuba: Represión.
REPRESIÓN EN CUBA

Videos de UNPACU
CUBANOS DE A PIE OPINAN. VIDEOS REALIZADOS POR LA GLORIOSA UNPACU:

 Sobre el Mártir Oswaldo Payá:
OSWALDO PAYA SARDIÑAS: NOTAS DE PRENSA, DOCUMENTOS, VIDEOS, NOTICIAS.

Sobre Orlando Zapata.
ORLANDO ZAPATA TAMAYO. MÁRTIR DE CUBA. VIDEOS, ARTÍCULOS, OPINIONES, DOCUMENTOS Y NOTICIAS.

Cuba: Damas de Blanco.
DAMAS DE BLANCO

Noticias sobre Venezuela:
TODO SOBRE VENEZUELA.

Canal VIMEO de CDV.ORG
 Canal VIMEO de CubaDemocraciayVida.org

CLICK SOBRE ESTA FOTO PARA QUE VEA EL VIDEO DE LA ENTREVISTA A NUESTRA COMPATRIOTA Ramona Copello Castillo, madre del joven asesinado en los sucesos del 2003 en la lanchita de Regla..

LIBRO: "ASÍ SE VOTA EN CUBA" Cuba es
una pequeña Corea del Norte. A
utor,   
Leandro Querido. El libro está basado
en testimonios recogidos dentro de    
Cuba.  Click en la imagen debajo:        
 
Libro: "ASÍ  SE VOTA EN CUBA": Cuba es una pequeña Corea del Norte. Dijo el autor del libro Leandro Querido.

Haga CLIC AQUÍ para comprar el
libro  en la editorial de origen
.
 
 

ESCRITOR ELOY A. GONZÁLEZ:
NUEVO LIBRO
:
Notas sobre la
religiosidad del cubano
bajo una dictadura prolongada.
CLICK LA IMAGEN DEBAJO

NUEVO LIBRO DE ELOY A. GONZÁLEZ: Notas sobre la religiosidad del cubano bajo una dictadura prolongada.

La Habana bien vale unos Títulos
Por el Dr. Eloy A González.
CLICK SOBRE LA IMAGEN DEBAJO
“La Habana bien vale unos Títulos”. Una selección de artículos sobre Salud, Medicina y Educación Médica en Cuba. Por el Dr. Eloy A. González.

 

CLICK EN LA IMAGEN DEBAJO:
BIBLIOCUBA:  Crónicas coleccionables. Libros “Cartas a Ofelia” . Félix José Hernández

 

"Alma con Alas" 
Nuevo libro
de 
Marta M. Requeiro Dueñas.
Para comprar Click la imagen

 "LO QUE NO NOS MATÓ":
Para comprar este agradable
libro sobre la situación del
cubano de a pie, de Marta M.
Requeiro Dueñas, CLICK EN LA
IMAGEN DEBAJO.

LIBRO: "LO QUE NO NOS MATÓ". Marta M. Requeiro Dueñas

CLICK EN LA IMAGEN DEBAJO
PARA EL LIBRO EN INGLÉS.

 

 Click debajo y Compre este
hermoso libro de Manolo Pozo.
"Aurora-Poesía": Nuevo libro de Manolo Pozo. Escritor, Periodista Independiente, fue durante 14 años columnista del periódico "20 de Mayo", Ex-Prisionero Político cubano y Miembro del Nuevo Presidio Político Plantado.

 MOVIMIENTO CRISTIANO LIBERACION
EL BLOG DE DANILO MALDONADO, "EL SEXTO".
RADIO REPÚBLICA CUBA
ATeVe
ICLEP: INSTITUTO CUBANO POR LA LIBERTAD DE EXPRESIÓN Y PRENSA.
YUSNABY POST.
CUBANOS DE ADENTRO Y DE ABAJO
PUENTE DEMOCRATICO
VIDEOS DESDE CUBA: CRIOLLO "LBERAL".
PRO CUBA LIBRE
NEO CLUB
ARCHIVO CUBA
LIBERTAD DIGITAL
TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA EN VIVO. TRES CANALES EN DIRECTO: CANAL 24H, CANAL 1 DE LA TVE Y CANAL DE DEPORTE.
BLOG DEL DR. MICHAEL LARRONDO: Médicos Disidentes sin Censura.
FOROFILO: Blog de Filosofía del Dr. Alberto Roteta Dorado.

 




Content Management System SimpleCMS

©2005-2019 Cuba Democracia y Vida.
E-mail: info@cubademocraciayvida.org