Havana neighborhoods reject the Cuban government by not celebrating the 52nd anniversary of the CDRs
Havana neighborhoods reject the Cuban government by not celebrating the
52nd anniversary of the CDRs / Anddy Sierra Alvarez
Anddy Sierra Alvarez, Translator: Unstated
More than half of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR)
of Havana did not celebrate their 52nd anniversary of September 27-28.
This celebration was marked at 90% only in the central and eastern zones
of the country.
September 27 was celebrated in anticipation of the September 28 day of
the 52nd anniversary of the CDR. Since its inception this revolutionary
Fidelist project only served to guard the government's interests, not
the Cuban people's.
A square is made of four blocks, and each block has a CDR, so a square
has four CDRs.
Currently four out of ten squares throw a party in anticipation of the
28th. Therefore the others rest at home watching TV or performing some
other activity. Only 16 out of exactly 40 CDRs celebrate that day and
24 CDRs do not participate in said celebration. So 40% celebrate and 60%
do not. The chosen municipalities were Arroyo Naranjo, 10 de Octubre,
Boyerso, La Lisa, Cerro and Plaza.
After the special period the disenchanted population little by little
stopped celebrating this day until it went unnoticed.
September 28, state media communicated the 52nd anniversary of the CDR
as a support of the revolution and made an example of an eastern region
CDR where there was more citizen support of the government.
Fiftyfour-year-old Miguel Torres says that in his neighborhood (Santa
Malea) there is no longer any mention of a party for the CDR, "The
president does not go by the houses so that the neighbors might support
with broth — a tradition at these parties."
October 1 2012