Is this Cuba ? A few moments:

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"Be realistic, try the impossible" 
Che Guevara

How does a society function in which ideals count more than reality?
Can ideals be realised through violence?
Does the ideal justify a dictatorship and its violence?
How can one dream while throwing bombs?
Patria o muerte - is that all that is left?

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Cuba-pink is now to become blue

From our window, I see the pink peeling house across the street being painted blue. And on the balcony I hear a pigeon cooing - always the same: "verre el sol - verre el sol - verre el sol". I translate with my beginner's Spanish: "I will see the sun". What else. After all, it's a Cuban pigeon.

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Work for the community.

That was Cuba's dagger thrust no. 2 against capitalism: work for the community - without money. I remember how I once fought as a student against the consumer terror, against the yuppies, against the cynical resignation of the "money rules the world" capitulators. It is the ideals that give life meaning. Materialists are people without a soul.

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Happy Cuba

Katrin: "Why do you think Cubans are so happy ?"
William: "We don't have to work much. We don't have to work very hard. The studies are free, the health care is free" ... William: "We don't need much money to live. We have the necessities".

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Emancipation in Cuban

There is a monument where the executions used to take place. A naked woman sits on a magnificently decked out cock. Prostitution is forbidden in Cuba. The man with the cigar explains: "... She is the one who commands ... the man is the cock and she controls him with the fork ...". Katy says: " ... we practically don't need the man anymore, at most for excesses ..." I say: "the rider is Cuba ... and the rooster, that's the tourists..."

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Potemkin

On the Malekon - Havana's waterfront promenade - stands a mighty portal. It leans at an angle against a ruin. A guard in a Potemkin T-shirt stands watch. Potemkin was a Russian governor. He had a pretty Russian village painted life-size on backdrops, hired a few well-fed actors as villagers, and while the Tsarina sailed along the river with guests on the imperial yacht, this virtual village was repeatedly built up in view on the shore - as proof of the exemplary development of the region. Cuba, all a facade ?

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Omar is a cobbler - just like Socrates once was

He lives in the former German embassy. His workshop is just downstairs to the right of the entrance door. He says: " the world is crazy. They want more and they want more and they want more..." In Cuba, Omar says, anyone can be anything. . "... Well, I'm a singer, a painter, a sculptor and a composer..."
And, of course, a philosopher.

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Happiness in Cuban

Kati "How does it work?
Cuba is a nation of dancers.
Cuba,the Cuban people love to dance a lot"
"This is my life: Dancing"