Warhol P’s Diary


Homosexuals in Cuba: Some Do the Harm, Others Bear the Blame

August 21, 2014 | 6 comments

It was the fifth time I’d gone to the dentist’s that month. I’d gone that afternoon because I had an appointment, but the person who’d made this appointment for me hadn’t gone to work that day, so I had to go back another day.




A Return Visit to the Dentist

July 29, 2014 | No Comments »

I had two chipped teeth. I’d let time pass to see if I could live like that, at least for a few years, but it proved impossible. Soon, eating any kind of food became bothersome. I had to bite the bullet and go to a dentist at the Finlay polyclinic, in my Havana municipality of Marianao.




Resellers in Marianao, Havana: A Case Study

July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment »

I have written before about the public square and market in the neighborhood of Marianao where vendors resell food product. I don’t know when I’ll be able to write an article that says something favorable about the place and consumers there.




A Beach-House Weekend Sours

June 19, 2014 | 3 comments

There’s nothing better for a romantic reconciliation than doing something that breaks with routine. An invitation from some friends who had rented out a beach house (at the extremely low price of 30 CUC for an entire weekend) came to us like a gift from heaven.




Cuba: “Socialism Yes, Homophobia No”

May 22, 2014 | 6 comments

Something I still don’t understand is why they insist on linking the issue of homosexuality with politics. During the march, people shouted “socialism yes, homophobia no” in unison countless times. Of course, there was no shortage of the habitual “Long live Fidel and Raul!”




The Problem of Being Gay in Cuba

May 16, 2014 | No Comments »

He who is gay is gay: and nothing will make us change our preference, much less trying to vary our tastes to please our family or society. I, at least, have always fought back against those who didn’t accept my condition.




One of Cuba’s Ridiculous Laws

April 25, 2014 | 1 Comment »

On April 23, I was notified by phone that, after many months’ wait, I was finally going to be paid the royalties for an illustration of mine that had been used as a book cover. I was happy to get the news and the next day, I headed over to the Letras Cubanas publishing house.




Cuba: Love in Times of Indifference

April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Something very personal – a breakup – is what moves me to write this post. Who has not once been in love? Sometimes, we don’t realize what we feel for someone until our relationship unexpectedly comes to an end.




Cuba: No Country for the Elderly

April 17, 2014 | 2 comments

I was thinking about the inevitable passage of time and, after a very simple calculation, concluded I would turn 50 in 10 years. In 20, if I haven’t died of a heart attack (the main cause of death among men in Cuba), I will have turned 60 and become, as they say, a senior citizen.




Cuba and the End of Things

April 8, 2014 | 8 comments

Today, I sat down to think about all of the people I have met in the course of my life in one way or another, people who are no longer around – not because they’ve left the country (there’s plenty of those), but because they’re now pushing up daisies.