Proxy blogs From Cuba

I wonder how many Cubans are using blogs for this purpose?

‘En este blog publico crónicas, relatos y anécdotas que me envía mi papá. Él vive en La Habana, Cuba. Los comentarios se los copio en emails y por la misma vía él los responde, cuando puede. ¡Es tan difícil imaginarse cómo funciona un blog o saber lo que es sin haber visto ninguno! Mi viejo no tiene acceso a Internet.’

So writes Aguaya on the blog she keeps for her father in Havana. Not only does he not have access to the internet, he doesn’t know what a blog is. Yet, as a tool for communication it’s working via someone who sends an email to someone who blogs; from someone who comments to someone who sends the email to someone who delivers that email by hand.

Aguaya keeps her own blog at Desarraigo Provocados.

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