Egypt and Cuba / Regina Coyula

There are things that have become clear to me at the end of the protests in Egypt. With genuine emotion I stated: its absolutely spontaneous character, the use of new technologies such as Twitter was determining, and the role of the military. This will not happen in Cuba. Not now. It does not seem that I could articulate a mobilization, despite the similarities between the Cuban and Egyptian situations. One initiative that I saw circulating around Facebook condemned the failure, because the power to call a strike through social networks is very limited, and because it could be about a provocation. If, as they say, each people has the government it deserves, then this is the government that gets to us through the ration book. But we do not forget that our veteran ration book is on its way to disappearing.

February 14 2011