Testimony of a friend trapped in Cuba.

I am not mentioning my fiends name to protect his privacy.


This country is driving people crazy, everything is prohibited by law and any action can be considered a crime. People are being tried and sent to jail for anything. The population has become violent out of necessity and going out at night or displaying a cell phone in public places can be dangerous.

The Cuba in which we lived one day when you were still here, despite all the problems of 5 or 6 years ago, is a dream compared to the reality we live in today. This here is hell. I am working but as you know the money I earn is not enough for anything so I have to steal first order products at work to sell them on the street so I can compensate my salary and all the people here are doing the same because otherwise we would starve.

I don't remember when was the last time I ate ice cream, in Cuba there isn't even ice cream and if you find it you have to pay for it with American dollars and at work I don't get paid in that currency. Everything here is chaos, young people do not know what to do. Nor can we complain because the authorities do not listen to us and if we protest we risk being sentenced to 10 or 20 years in prison.

For some time I have started smoking because of the stress that I experience every day. The stress that is lived here in Cuba is radioactive, it is a harmful stress that ends people's hope. Nothing is worth doing in this country. It bothers me getting up at 5 am to go to work while many people do not work and live like kings and that is because of the government system that benefits corrupt and criminals while the working class has nothing.

Whenever people are upset by the lack of freedoms and take to the streets to complain, the government cuts off the electricity and the Internet so that we cannot communicate with the outside world and show what is happening. Those fuckin* government fascists could change everything in this country except the way we think. There is no future here.

"I'd rather go fight in the Ukrainian war on behalf of the Ukrainians than continue to live and die in this bloody country. I'd even rather live in Alaska at -20°C than stay on this prison island."

I would like to tell you something good, some good news that would make our conversation more pleasant, but unfortunately everything here is dark and fearful. I hope that one day we can meet in a new Cuba or in any other place where we are at least free to speak and express our opinions without being repressed.

A hug my brother and have a good day…

This has been a summary of a long conversation that I had just a few days ago with a close friend who still lives in Cuba. I share it with you so that you have an idea of ​​the life that a Cuban lives daily and understand how harmful the implementation of a socialist communist government ideology can be in any society in the world. A wake-up call to the new generations who, with years of university studies, believe that Socialism works leaving common sense and reasoning aside.

Long live Free Cuba!