briefly from santa clara, cuba
By Helen Varley Jamieson - 18/01/2008
imagine living in a country where there is no advertising. imagine living in a country where it is illegal to have the internet at home. imagine living in a country where there is zero unemployment and everyone is guaranteed a job when they graduate from art school. imagine living in a country where you can have a space for a theatre and salaries - once you have official permission. imagine living in a country where there are no multinational corporations and shopping is not a leisure activity. it's impossible to write briefly about cuba - but i must write briefly because i have queued for half an hour and am paying 6 euros for an hour on the internet. i have managed to clean out hundreds of spam from my email to find the few that are actually important, but now almost nothing i try to send will actually get sent. but i'm having an incredibly amazing time and i will try to write something about it afterwards.