Personas decentes, monsters and murdered reputations

A journey through time from Yarini's Havana to that of The Rolling Stones, passing through that of the artists stripped of their art, victims of an atrocious and ruthless massacre against creativity.

Personas decentes is the title of the latest novel by the Cuban writer, Leonardo Padura. In this, among many other issues, «treatise on decency», the one from Mantilla shows us Havana at the beginning of the 20th century, when the end of the world had a date -April/May 1910- with the arrival of Comet Halley, and that of the second decade of the 21st century, when the birth of a new world also seemed to have a date -March 2016-, at least for Cubans, with the first visit to the island in almost 90 years by a US president, accompanied from the concert of some rock legends, who for the occasion stopped being villains to become heroes. All this in full thaw with the northern neighbor. Read More