No topic is off limits.
El Enjambre provided detailed coverage of the notable anti-government protests on July 11 in Cuba and the harsh criticism of the ruthless crackdown that followed.
The hosts also discussed the dire state of the healthcare system when Covid-19 cases emerged on the island, scoffed at government initiatives to allow some private sector activities, such as garage sales, and attempted to read the fact sheets. tea in the future of Washington’s relationship with Havana.
Each episode includes a short, humorous, and scripted drama, a segment called Historia sin hysteria, and a lengthy conversation that tends to focus on the topics that Cubans have been discussing on social media for the past few days.
“The objective was to create a conversation like the one you would have in any corner of Cuba,” Condis said. “But we only provide verified facts, because it is very important to us never to provide false information.”
Condis said he avoided using what he considers unnecessary polarizing language, refraining, for example, from referring to the Cuban government as a dictatorship. The hosts do not take for granted the relative freedom they have enjoyed thus far to criticize the government. After all, Cuba has no press freedom laws and critical journalists are often subjected to harassment and house arrest.
“At any moment they could go to war with us and take us off the air,” Condis said.
If anyone has been pushing the boundaries, it is Ms. Sánchez, an ardent critic of the government who first gained prominence as an early adopter of the technology in 2007, when she began writing a crude and lyrical blog about life on the island.
In December 2018, when the Cuban telecommunications company Etecsa began offering data plans for smartphones, Sánchez saw an opportunity to expand the reach of his journalism, which had previously been distributed as an emailed newsletter and archive. PDF.