“El Bobo que no era nada Bobo”.

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“El Bobo que no era nada Bobo”… El escritor Enrique del Risco recuerda la vigencia de El Bobo de Abela en la Cuba de hoy. Para Abela, el personaje no tenía un pelo de bobo, pues sugería los males de la sociedad cubana de la eṕoca sin llegar a nombrarlos. Abela publicó por primera vez una caricatura de El Bobo en 1926 en la revista humorística La semana, pero rápidamente esta se popularizó hasta llegar al Diario de la Marina hasta 1934. El personaje de Abela es un hombrecillo regordete, mofletudo, con cuatro pelos en la cabeza y con la mirada profunda, pícara o perdida en lo lejano. El Bobo se caracterizaba por su ironía, por sus comentarios sobre la política del país a través de lo… More
Writer Enrique del Risco recalls the validity of El Bobo de Abela in Cuba today. For Abela, the character did not have goofy hair, as he suggested the evils of Cuban society at the time without even mentioning them. Abela first published a cartoon of El Bobo in 1926 in the humorous magazine The Week, but it quickly became popular until it reached the Marine Diario until 1934. Abela’s character is a chubby little man, mockery, with four hairs on his head and with a deep look, rogue or lost in the distant. Bobo was characterized by his irony, his comments on the country’s politics through what he shuts up, a way to avoid censorship during the years of Gerardo Machado’s dictatorship. Some of the cartoons of that era reveal the similarities with the current Cuba, besieged by a repressive dictatorship and is in full police operation to turn off the climate of protest and nonconformity that are happening on the island following the events of San Isidro. The exiled writer recalled one of these stamps dedicated to ′′ freedom of expression “; another was made in 1933, year of the revolution against the dictatorship of Machado; another speaks of the need to demonstrate from Cubans and go out to the street even in a non-frontal protest against the government, of the need to ′′ do something ′′ to mobilize the civic force of citizenship. Every joke from Bobo leads to thought… watch…
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