Campaign Against the Mosquito
Campaign Against the Mosquito / Rebeca Monzo
Rebeca Monzo, 30 May 2016 — On my planet, Cuba, dengue fever has been
brought on by unsanitary conditions, which in turn were brought on by
the revolution. Neglect and abandonment have caused the Aedes aegypti
mosquito to proliferate from buildings abandoned due to collapse, from
leaks in water mains, from uncollected piles of trash, and from plastic
bottles and cans accumulating in roofless houses and open spaces in the
Now the public relations campaign to eradicate the mosquito has almost
become a joke. The government blames citizens, attacking the symptoms
rather than the causes.
– In the Cimex currency exchange office on Santa Catalina between
Parraga and Poey streets in the Tenth of October district, three larvae
and two adults (in a plastic water bottle).
– In the Camilo Cienfuegos workplace, an Inder branch, on First between
8th and 10th streets in the Plaza de la Revolucion district, three
adults (in bathroom walls and the building entrance) eliminated.
– In the Comunales office in the Santiago-Rincon people’s council at
194th between 407th and 409th in the Boyeros district, one adult
captured in flight.
Please carefully read the notice above, published in the weekly
Tribuna, and tell me honestly if this is serious or a joke that “got out
Source: Campaign Against the Mosquito / Rebeca Monzo – Translating Cuba