The modernized version:
The first Cuban political cartoon was born in 1848. It took place in the shadows; from the bathroom of the Tacón Theater. Before the performance started on that night, someone named Cirilo Villaverde began passing out flyers with a cartoon. The image was a cow with Cuba written on it being milked by the recently appointed governor General Federico Roncaly. To the left the previous governor, Leopoldo O’Donnell was walking away quite satisfied while other members of the colonial administration waited for their turn to milk the poor animal. The cartoon was well received by the public. To whoever asked him, Villaverde claimed he had found the flyers in the bathroom. He said he felt it would have been a shame to leave them in that humid place, so he passed them out to the joy of the audience.
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