Yoani Sanchez is a Cuban blogger in Cuba who–and here’s why she’s such a thorn–uses words and phrases without government supervision! How’s that for thorny, huh?
“…Several years ago, the beginning of the “Energy Revolution” was proclaimed. The official media announced the immediate distribution of pressure cookers that, despite requiring electricity, would reduce the national consumption of petroleum. State industry began to produce the necessary rubber gaskets for the lids which, until then, were made solely by private producers and sold in informal markets at abusive prices. With the meticulous precision of a military operation, dozens of trucks took to the streets to distribute the new equipment. “Buy now, pay later” was the slogan, which didn’t manage to silence the skeptics who asked how we were going to get, without great difficulty, the food to put in the new technology…” From Sanchez’s blog.
In bearded Cuba even kitchen talk can be, officially speaking, a traitorous act. Unfortunately, though, probably most people in Cuba–and I think we can safely assume this as fact–do not have ready access to the internet portal. However, Miss Sanchez does keep the rest of the world informed.