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Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste and Juan Carlos Rodríguez

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401476

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401476.001.0001

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No Blogger, No Cry

No Blogger, No Cry

(p.194) 11 No Blogger, No Cry
Digital Humanities in Latin America

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

University Press of Florida

The chapter is a concise creative essay by one of the protagonists of Cuban alternative blogging movement and emerging civil society. Younger generations in Cuba want to have their voices heard worldwide, despite the official censorship of the Castro government and the repression of the State Security. Freedom of expression as well as fundamental freedoms are still under attack in Cuba today, the once-called Island of Utopia by many international intellectuals, academics, and all sorts of political pilgrims mainly from the Left. Therefore, it is very important to know the insights of this peaceful struggle of the Cuban people for a more inclusive and democratic country, beyond the historic monopoly of the Communist Party. It is also important to understand why solidarity from abroad is necessary for these 21st-century freedom fighters not to succumb in isolation under the physical oppression but also under the misleading narrative of the Cuban Revolution seen as resistance to U.S. Imperialism and global capitalism. This creative essay playfully displays an initial map useful both for Cuban studies experts as well as for the common tourist.

Keywords:   blog, Castro, censorship, Cuba, Communist Party, social activism

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