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Columbus set foot on land in the Caribbean in 1492 thinking he had reached Eastern Asia, and died with this idea in his head. In January 1959 Fidel and Che Guevara entered Havana, the Revolution had triumphed. In 2019, exactly 60 years after the triumph of the revolution in Cuba, the Umbrella Revolution broke out on the streets of Hong Kong with greater force than ever. Havana against Miami, Hong Kong against China. Communism and capitalism coming together in a game of opposing mirrors at a distance of 10,000 kilometres. Cuba waiting for the US to dismantle the blockade so it can do business, Hong Kong trying not to be absorbed by China and not to lose its liberty. The non-globalised world globalised within itself. Between Hong Kong and Havana there are as many similarities as there are differences. Even though the two systems are totally opposed, they share the same assimilated decadence, an extreme street culture, an imperious need for artisans, for spare parts, to touch money with their hands. When walking around their streets one realises that perhaps Columbus’ mistaken belief was an involuntary prophecy, a fantasy that takes on a form on wanting to take part in it.

ANTÍPODAS

Author: Javi Saguillo
Book in progress.

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