Thursday, November 12, 2009

Havana photo essay

In advance of the 490th anniversary of the founding of Havana next Monday, the Boston Globe’s website has a terrific photo essay by Havana-based wire service photographers. Above, a shot from Javier Galeano of AP.

9 comments:

brianmack said...

I saw those pictures this morning. I'm sure the link on Phil's splendid website, will make many more amazed at the beauty of Cuba. The sad case
is how much more beautiful this country will be when change arrives.

Fantomas said...
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Fantomas said...

The revolution has destroyed a beautiful country

The enviromental damage that we will find in later years will shock us

November 13, 2009 1:32 AM

leftside said...

The enviromental damage that we will find in later years will shock us

Unlike the environmental damage capitalism has wrought in the US and the world... which is actually threatening the survival of the human race.

leftside said...

Meanwhile the World Wildlife Fund has said that Cuba is the only country in the world practicing "sustainable development."

rmayor88@gwmail.gwu.edu said...

Sustainable development, according to environmentalists, is no development. They got it right.

leftside said...

Actually my GWU friend, sustainability just means that growth will be able to continue into the future, and not just for the short-term.

And your idea that "they got it right" based on your definition is plain wrong. Cuba has been growing faster than just about everyone else in the region since the special period. According to CIA data, since 2003, Cuba's GDP has grown considerably faster (avg. 4.8%) than all the countries I just checked - Mexico (2.7%), Brazil (3.2%), Chile (4.2%)Jamaica (1.3%), Dominica (1.3%), Bolivia (3.9%), Guatemala (3.7%), etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

On Planet Leftside, Cuba's economy has been growing faster than just about everyone else in the region.

leftside said...

On Planet Leftside, Cuba's economy has been growing faster than just about everyone else in the region.

Not on my planet. On the CIA's planet. Or are they in the business of lying in order to make Cuba look good now?