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Guavas, coconuts and corruption, oh my!

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It appears that ordinary Cuban citizens--and even the revolution's highest leaders--find it difficult to blame their endemic corruption, mismanagement and apathy on the rhetorical cliche' of the embargo, the CIA, the mob, the Marines, the imperialists, and the capitalists. Or, it could very well be that since such occurrences define their lives, the Cuban people can plainly see the cognitive dissonance between their daily reality and the rudimentary propaganda issued by their government for the wholesale consumption of the most mentally-deficient beings on the planet, for whom talk is cheap and the plight of the Cuban people is but a logo on a t-shirt made in China and purchased at Wal-Mart for $10, the equivalent of the monthly salary of those they so envy.

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