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Selling "Granma", the government newspaper
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ylw-text.gif There are two newspapers in Cuba. The Rebelde is in Spanish only, and is not distributed outside Cuba. The other is, "Granma", which comes from the name of the boat the Castro used to return to Cuba after he was exiled in Mexico by Batista. The boat was originally owned by an American, who named the boat "Granma" because it was old and moved slowly. It now lives in a museum that is apparently closed to all visitors. (I couldn't tell if it was because of restoration, or a permanent closure.) Many Cuban things and places are named "Granma", including this state-run newspaper, which is translated into most major languages, and is also distributed everywhere, including the USA. They have a Web Page (www.granma.cu), whose content mirrors that of the paper: Cuban political view of the world. As a US citizen, I find it incredibly entertaining, because the propaganda is so excessive. At the same time, it makes you step back and appreciate just how different our views are from those with diametrically opposed political ideas. I'm sure we sound equally excessive.

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Caption-Abstract: There are two newspapers in Cuba. The Rebelde is in Spanish only, and is not distributed outside Cuba. The other is, "Granma", which comes from the name of the boat the Castro used to return to Cuba after he was exiled in Mexico by Batista. The boat was originally owned by an American, who named the boat "Granma" because it was old and moved slowly. It now lives in a museum that is apparently closed to all visitors. (I couldn't tell if it was because of restoration, or a permanent closure.) Many Cuban things and places are named "Granma", including this state-run newspaper, which is translated into most major languages, and is also distributed everywhere, including the USA. They have a Web Page (www.granma.cu), whose content mirrors that of the paper: Cuban political view of the world. As a US citizen, I find it incredibly entertaining, because the propaganda is so excessive. At the same time, it makes you step back and appreciate just how different our views are from those with diametrically opposed political ideas. I'm sure we sound equally excessive.
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Location: Havana, Cuba
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