The May Parrot / Juan Juan Almeida

On April 28 the newspaper Granma published the plan for ensuring transportation to the International Workers’ Day parade in order to facilitate Cubans from various municipalities getting to the Plaza of the Revolution. All very spontaneous.

“A colorful parade, flavored with socialism, in which, formed into blocks, more than a million people participated, comprising everyone from Havanans to Palestinians. Hundreds of thousands of workers, employees, and students paraded with the colors of the Cuban flag, shouting slogans supporting the revolution, socialism, and the leadership of Fidel and Raul Castro.” OK, I’m not really a prophet, but those are the words, more or less, that are published every May 1st. A bunch of crap.

Translated by Tomás A.

29 April 2014