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    Re: Cuba’s bloggers are as sharp abroad as at home

    Part 4 of the series “Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins.”
    Link: Babalú Exclusive – Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins (Part 4 of 6) | Babalú Blog

    This link is for the full video in Spanish, since YouTube remove the video with English subtitles.
    Link: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xl...nas_shortfilms
    Part 4 runs from minute 27.57 to 37.22.

    The Urban Reform Law of 1960 expropriated the property of urban landowners and the tenements (cuarterias) without compensation. For over 50 years the Castroit regime has been the owner of all buildings. It has not allow the people to sell their homes to other individuals. They only could sell them to the regime, which would determine their value, in detriment of the so call “owner.”

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    Re: Cuba’s bloggers are as sharp abroad as at home

    The Riomar Building formed by five blocks of horizontal property apartments, was built in 1958. The building blocks are 12 story high with a total of 1,120 apartments, located next to the coastline in Miramar. Nowadays only 14 families live in the center block. As in the case of the Hotel Regina in part four off the series, the building deteriorated gradually due to lack of maintenance during decades. Two of the blocks are in such state of deterioration that they could collapse at any time.


    Riomar Building and swimming pool, 1973 photo


    Riomar Building and swimming pool, 2013 photo

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    Re: Cuba’s bloggers are as sharp abroad as at home

    Part 5 of the series “Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins.”
    Link: Babalú Exclusive – Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins (Part 5 of 6) | Babalú Blog

    This link is for the full video in Spanish, since YouTube remove the video with English subtitles.

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    Part 5 runs from minute 37.23 to 42.40

    The total collapse of buildings, or the partial ones leaving only its external structure, is awesome. Most of the time the rubble from the collapsed buildings is not clear, blocking the streets and sidewalks, creating hazards for walkers and motorists. It is impressive the state of dilapidation due to lack of paint and regular maintenance for decades. People cannot afford the cost, and paint and construction material are not available.

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    Re: Cuba’s bloggers are as sharp abroad as at home

    What can it mean that people should live contentedly in the ruins of their own capital city, the ruination having been brought not by war or natural disaster but by prolonged (and in my view deliberate) neglect? They are not barbarians who actively smash or destroy what they do not understand and value; nor do they fail to notice—how could they?—that the buildings in which they live are on the verge of collapse.


    Collapse of building in Centro Habana, February 10, 2015.

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    Re: Cuba’s bloggers are as sharp abroad as at home

    Part 6 of the series “Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins.”
    Babalú Exclusive – Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins (Part 6 of 6) | Babalú Blog

    This link is for the full video in Spanish, since YouTube remove the video with English subtitles.


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    Part 6 runs from minute 42.40 to 49.40
    I believe that Cuba would live again and prosper, and be reborn more powerful and beautiful than ever, and will again be the envy of many. Castro is a psychopath, and has always been one, His sadistic ego alone destroyed Cuba, and he doesn't live in the ruins but he became a ruin.
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    Re: Cuba’s bloggers are as sharp abroad as at home

    Theodore Dalrymple writes of the ruins of Havana in his article about the dilapidated city falling apart.

    The city is like a great set of Bach variations on the theme of urban decay. The stucco has given way to mold; roofs have gone, replaced by corrugated iron; shutters have crumbled into sawdust; paint is a phenomenon of the past; staircases end in precipices; windows lack glass; doors are off their hinges; interior walls have collapsed; wooden props support, though not with any degree of assurance, all kinds of structures; ancient electrical wiring emerges from walls, like worms from cheese; wrought ironwork balconies crumble into rust; plaster peels as in a malignant skin disease; flagstones are mined for other purposes. Every grand and beautifully proportioned room—visible through the windows or in some places through the walls that have crumbled away—has been subdivided by plywood partitions into smaller spaces, in which entire families now live. Washing hangs from the windows of what were once palaces. Every entranceway is dark, and at night the electric lights glimmer rather than shine. No ruination is too great to render a building unfit for habitation: Havana is like a city that has been struck by an earthquake and its population forced to survive among the wreckage until relief arrives.
    Havana ruins is one of Castro's successful creation. Meanwhile Cuban children die under collapsing buildings while Castro’s fans post rubbish from their comfy armchairs in London and New York.

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    Re: Cuba’s bloggers are as sharp abroad as at home

    Old Havana Building Collapse Kills Four
    Old Havana Building Collapse Kills Four - Havana Times.org

    By Fabian Flores (Café Fuerte)


    Another building collapses in Old Havana, killing four persons. Photo: Oriol de la Cruz Atenccio/AIN

    HAVANA TIMES — A building in the historic center of Havana collapsed at dawn on Wednesday leaving four dead, including a three-year-old child, and three other people injured.
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    How sad that little children die under collapsing buildings due to the deliberated neglect of the Castroit regime which is responsible for their death.

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    Hiroshima vs. Habana: Appendix to “Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins”
    Link: Babalú Exclusive – Hiroshima vs. Habana: an appendix to ‘Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins’ | Babalú Blog

    Excerpts: Havana starts to resemble Hiroshima after the atomic blast 65 years ago, except than the ruins have been created by deliberate neglect, not by war. The city with its crumbling buildings looks like a war zone, its previous splendor unrecognizable to those who have lived in it before. The decrepit state of the buildings in Havana after five decades of continuous neglect by the Castroit tyranny, keep causing the death of Cubans living in dilapidated buildings.


    Hiroshima today, 2010
    As buildings collapse due to heavy rains, the island economy keep going down the drain. In a few more years under the Castroit regime the dilapidation of the Cuban buildings falling apart, would bring to memory the devastation of Hiroshima by the atomic bomb.

    Hiroshima - Habana
    As buildings collapse due to heavy rains, the island economy keep going down the drain. In a few more years under the Castroit regime the dilapidation of the Cuban buildings falling apart, would bring to memory the devastation of Hiroshima by the atomic bomb.

    Hiroshima - Habana

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    Re: Cuba’s bloggers are as sharp abroad as at home

    Hiroshima - Habana



    Panoramic view of Havana, 2013

    As Humberto (Bert) Corzo says: “Castroism had caused more lasting damage to the city of Havana than an earthquake or the atomic bomb. Castro's desire is becoming a reality, what he couldn’t accomplish during the missile crisis with nuclear warheads stationed in Cuba, the extinction of the island in a nuclear confrontation, he is accomplishing it through the course of time.”

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    Re: Cuba’s bloggers are as sharp abroad as at home

    Mexico is running out of*tears
    https://generacionyen.wordpress.com/...-out-of-tears/

    YOANI SÁNCHEZ
    Posted on November 24, 2014


    Mobilization in Mexico City for 43 missing. (Twitter Juan Manuel Karg)

    YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Havana, 24 November 2014 —*When I visited Mexico for the first time I was impressed by its tremendous potential and enormous problems. I was amazed by a culture whose calendar is lost in time, especially when compared to a Cuba that is still a teenager. However, most shocking for me were all the warnings and advice from friends and acquaintances about the insecurity and the dangers that might await one in every street.

    The most heartbreaking testimony of that visit, which I heard from the mouth of Judith Torrea, a Spanish journalist based in Ciudad Juárez who collected the stories of mothers whose teenage children never returned to their jobs or their schools.
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    I blame the Castroit regime Minister of the Interior for the killing of children, women and men. Their lives were cut short before they were born 55 years ago, when Fidel Castro became a murderous communist tyrant.

    How many more boats like the "13 de Marzo" tugboat, sank by the regime boats (41 people drowned, 10 of them children), the riverboat "XX Aniversario”, machine gun, rammed and sank by the regime boats (48 of the 60 people on board were killed), and the yacht "Pretexto”, attack with machine guns by a regime navy vessel (5 people die, 24 sentenced to 20 years in prison), the Castroit military regime has sank in the last 55 years, sending to their death many innocent children, women and men? Like the icebergs, where only ten per cent of the mass is visible above the water surface, the rest below the surface isn’t. The same happens with these mass murders of innocent people, where only ten per cent is of common knowledge, the rest below the surface isn’t known up to now.

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