Gisselle Morales Rodríguez

Gisselle Morales Rodríguez

Half the water

The residents of Seibabo , in the mountains of Trinidad, central Cuba , seem not to be aware of the political-administrative division that because of the  several decades that have passed no longer looks so new. They cross over and over agtain the river that marks the border between Villa Clara and Sancti Spiritus with the naturalness of the Escambray, no aftertaste or provincial pettiness , as if the whole hilly belonged to The Villas of yesteryear. They never stop to count the steps they take on the red line , that sort of definitive line on cartographers drew  on the brown of the maps undeterred by the families left scattered on both sides . Then the highlanders have learned to live within the limits and transgress them since 1976 when the Guamuhaya massif was divided between the three central provinces and each exercise jurisdiction over their domains. Accustomed to the mountains that little edge and understand schematics , the locals do not suffer from such geographical dilemmas .... The road which links El Algarrobo town with the territory Villa Clara Miranda Güinía witnesses the comings and goings of the Highlanders. In spite the rickety poster that emphasizes the "don’t...

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