Friday, June 10, 2011

The new paladares

Paladares from Patrick H. Murphy on Vimeo.

Above, a nine-minute video on Cuba’s new paladares (private restaurants) produced by the Cuba Study Abroad Program of New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts.

On another note, dissident leader Martha Beatriz Roque roundly dismisses the opening to small enterprise and those who think it might usher change in the Cuban economy. That’s a “crass error,” she says, because “one cannot have even a bit of confidence in what the regime does.” She is also irritated at “those who imagine that dissidents can work as entrepreneurs to solve their financial problems.”

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