14ymedio, Havana, 20 June – The city walls emulate the political billboards with regards to signs and slogans. However, the propaganda painted on the facades is frequent interrupted by a doorway, a window or a vent. Behind these changes to the exterior there is always the story of a divorce, or the birth of a child, or even a relative who comes to live with the family.
In these cases, respect for the slogan written on the wall means less than necessity in most cases, as is shown in this photo in the town of Regla , a few yards from the pier served by the ferries that link this capital municipality to the historic heart of Havana.
The phrase on the wall marks the anniversary of the founding of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) is now just a series of letters with little sense. The phrase “long live” has been replaced by a doorway leading to a new dwelling, where “life” has imposed its own slogans.