Cuban Kremlinology

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Tue, Jul 13th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In Cuba, bloggers face reprisals and Internet access is governed by mysterious forces. Even telephones can't be trusted. Yet the Cubans Mr. Hinkes met during his week on the island were consistently vocal and well-educated (college is free for Cubans, and the island has one of the highest literacy rates in the Americas), but there were strange holes in their knowledge. Nobody seemed to understand the concept of depression -- possibly a good thing -- or what a burrito was.

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