Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Reporter: Life in Cuba is like Groundhog Day movie

Bill Murray in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day

Today's Groundhog Day celebrations remind me of an article that Lygia Navarro wrote in March. She said "change" is a dangerous word in Cuba, where "no real transition is taking place." She wrote:
After Raul took office in February, and then again on January 1, 2009, Cubans did the same thing they’d done the day before, and the day before, and the day before that: wait in long lines to catch buses and buy overpriced food, go to jobs that don’t cover their monthly expenses, and complain that their lives are like one long loop of the movie “Groundhog Day,” only without the girl.
In April, Navarro wrote about depression in Cuba for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Lygia Navarro. Source of photo: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

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