Cuban Journalism: “If the Shoe Fits, Wear It!”

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Today’s editorial is by Arnold August, a Montreal-based writer, journalist and lecturer. He is the author of three books on Cuba: Democracy in Cuba and the 1997–98 Elections (1999), Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion (2013); and Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond (2017). On July 14, 2018, Cuba’s new president Miguel Díaz-Canel addressed the closing session of the Union of Cuban Journalists’ (UPEC, Union de Periodistas de Cuba) 10th Congress. He dealt with a variety of issues. However, one of his comments is creating some controversy in Cuba and outside the island, for example in the English-speaking world alone in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K. What did he say? It was concerning the “new revolutionaries” appearing in some media outlets. Thus. I…




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