It was Fernando Ortiz who coined the term transculturation. This October 20th there will be an event that will bring about the permanent transculturation of the Cuban people, in their failed attempt to establish themselves as a nation.
Today, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, we find ourselves in many respects in the same situation as existed at the end of the nineteenth century. In the final five decades of the twentieth century, we have had over us a modern Captain General who, as Martí put it, has ruled us “with a bloody iron hand.”
The interests of a Cuba “of all and for the good of all” demand:
– Freedom for political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.
– Recognition of the United Nations accords on civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
– Freedom of movement.
Translated by: Tomás A.