From Havana to Reykjavik

Cuban poet Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo was forced to leave his home country in 2013 after having been denounced as a “traitor” to his country and accused of carrying out “counter-revolutionary” activities due to his poetry. Reykjavik, Iceland became his new refuge in September 2015. We here publish two of his poems about exile and the new city.

The art of creating internet without any internet

In Cuba it is forbidden for citizens to have their own internet connection. If you want to read your e-mail or surf the net, you are directed to use public internet connections in internet cafés, universities or internet hubs. All to facilitate the regime’s monitoring.

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