Interview with Cultural Journalist Yania Suarez

»I have no real job, I have no real social life. I am free«, Yania Suarez manages to laugh a lot in this conversation about the sad side of Cuban life. We talk about rum, dancing and palm trees as well though. Yania says every country has a stereotype. The Cuban stereotype on one side is the cheery people laughing and dancing all the time and on the other hand is the stereotype that Cuba is some kind of a happy free communist country. »But all of this is not true. In reality we are a country that has inherited the totalitarian Stalinist model.«