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La historia de la represión política, y la explotación económico-social de cientos de miles de personas en los campos de trabajo forzado de las UMAPs, y otros aún menos conocidos que les precedieron o sucedieron, (de pura inspiración estalinista), en la Cuba de los Castro, apenas comienza a conocerse, y aunque algunos interesados quieran ver en estos hechos “historia vieja” o superada por el mero devenir histórico, el horror de esta experiencia no caduca. Tampoco constituye una experiencia aislada dentro del proceso general de la llamada Revolución Cubana. Una mirada abarca poco, de Rolando D. H. Morelli, viene a recordarnos precisamente, que los mismos elementos y personeros que codificaron el régimen castristas, y estos campos en particular, siguen siendo el referente oficial a día de hoy. Apoyándose en entrevistas personales, a diferentes ex reclusos, entre ellas la que el autor grabara al poeta José Mario y al dramaturgo Héctor Santiago, pero asimismo a numerosos otros testimoniantes, durante algún viaje del autor a Cuba, Morelli consigue enhebrar historias y circunstancias cuya articulación suele pasarse por alto. Un conjunto estremecedor de relatos sin concesiones de estilo. El manejo del lenguaje ya bastaría a recomendar su lectura.

 

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The history of the political repression and socioeconomic exploitation of hundreds of thousands of people in the forced labor camps of the UMAPs and those less well known confinement áreas that came before and after, (of pure Stalinist inspiration) within the Cuba of the Castro brothers, has barely begun to come to light, and although some interested observers want to view these events as “old history” or merely overcome by historical transformation, the horror of this experience does not end. Nor does it constitute an isolated experience within the general course of the so-called Cuban Revolution. Rolando Morelli’s, Una mirada abarca poco, serves to specifically remind us that the same principles and spokespersons that codified the Castro regime, and these detention camps in particular, continue being the official mouthpiece to this day. Relying on personal interviews that the author conducted during trips to Cuba, converstions with former detainees, among them one recorded with the poet José Mario and the playwright Héctor Santiago, as well as many other testimonials, Morelli successfully connects life stories and circumstances whose articulation is usually overlooked. A disturbing collection of stories aptly told, the use of language, alone, is enough to recommend they be read.

 

 

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