05 March 2007

The New Becomes Old

Yuriorkis Gamboa

Three Cuban boxing champions who defected while training in Venezuela for the upcomming Pan-American Games promised to unite Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straights by becoming world champions in their respective weights classes.

“We have a commitment with the people of Miami and the people of Cuba, it’s true — to become world champions,” the flyweight Yan Barthelemy said in Spanish during the group’s first official news conference since arriving in the United States on Friday.

If it were that easy.

The first of several bouts should take place in South Florida on April 13.

Guevara's "New Man" continues to take every opportunity to become a CUBAN.


Charlie Bravo said...

I actually think that he's right, he's representing both the people from Miami and from Cuba -the Cuban people.
Who he doesn't represent is the archaic concept of "patria". Archaic as in defined by the dictatorship, which makes patent that they are the "patria" as hitler did with Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Fuhrer. One day Cubans will understand -everywhere- that kasstro created a confusion by appropriating the symbols of the nation.... very sucessfully.

El Gusano said...

that's interesting.
a semantic coup de etat.
defined the argument through the vocabulary and new meaning to old words. very interesting.
everything stolen, defiled and violated.
well, we still have our attitude and our flag. we'll go from there.