Saturday, August 30, 2008

Billboard mania in Cuba

There are very few commercial ads in Cuba, but there is plenty of propaganda, much of it on billboards. I noticed Yoani Sanchez posted some billboard pictures, so I thought I'd display a few of my own from my July trip.

Pardon some are a little crooked. No, I wasn't under the influence of the Bucanero beer gods. I was in a moving car and too lazy to get out. That's my excuse.

One thing I've noticed about billboards in Cuba is that authorities move them from place to place. That "We Have and We Will Have Socialism" (Tenemos y Tendremos Socialismo) billboard has been kicking around for years. It gets get old, but the government doesn't dump it. It's just taken down and trucked off to a new spot.

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