In reality, things have always been rough here. Ever since we are able to make sense of the world around us. However, let’s not get to jumping straight to the Special Period (don’t even think about it!), that dark time when those of us who founded El Estornudo opened up our eyes to the world. We are all way too traumatized… (our lungs and bronchi began to fail us ever since then, and that’s why we are hand in glove with this magazine).
Let’s play a short-term memory game. Do you remember back in 2007 or 2008 when the Cuban economy displayed some signs of life after being flat on the electrocardiogram all its life (that’s when university enrollment for Journalism even increased, and the degree became available in some provinces, our hopeful teachers telling us that there had been an increase in the number of pages in newspapers, of evening publications, of radio stations and TV channels across the island)?