I don't know why you are asking questions about newspaper scarcity in Cuba in 1992 or in general, or about toilet paper in Nicaragua.  Do not strike me as a relevant questions, unless you are simply baiting me.  I hope not.  I would not expect that from you.

The question I asked about initially is the opportunity for public debate of issues in Cuba.  How real is it?  Does not matter if it is in newspapers, or on television or radio.  No paper required in the last two.

If none of us really knows, except maybe Kamran,  perhaps we should just say so.  Maybe we could do something about the gaps in our knowledge. 


From: Mitchel Cohen <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 14:28:57 -0400
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Subject: Re: Free Press and Democracy in Cuba. Was provocateurs and Stalinists

At 02:10 PM 5/14/2011, Larry Romsted wrote:
So, what is the deal on the press in Cuba?

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Havana, 1992. Photo by Mitchel Cohen

Oldsters queuing up for newspapers, during paper shortage. There had been nobody on this steet a minute before, yet magically hundreds of people appeared out of nowhere to get the moring's Granma.

Larry, I don't know the current situation in Cuba re: newspapers. What I was pointing out is that paper is scarce -- including newsprint. How to allocate that?


Ring the bells that still can ring,  Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in. 
~ Leonard Cohen