A pair of damaged jokers O’Halloran on Cuba and Ireland
“I did get similarities between there and here. The phrase I use most is’ damaged joke rs ’. They embrace alcohol and dancing and joking. But, underneath, they’re quite a shy people, I think. They live their live son the street or in the communal areas of their buildings. I thought that was really interesting.
“Thesystem is profoundly broken. But civic society in Cuba works.It’s a very safe place togo, a place that is much less oppressive and that places importance of being a good, decent person. I love thepeople.
“And they’ re in danger because if Venezuela collapses, they’ ll take Cuba down with it. President O ba ma (left) did a very decent thing reaching out. If the embargo goes, there’ s a chance for real, positive change. Cuba deserves a break.And it’ll still bea glorious ly mad culture .”