Warhol P’s Diary

My Uncle Came to Visit from the United States

October 2, 2015 | 2 comments

My uncle left six years ago and came to visit a some days ago. He came with his wife, who’d managed to leave Cuba only a year ago, through the family sponsorship process. They had come to visit their relatives here

Cuba’s Medical Referral Slips

September 28, 2015 | 1 Comment »

I had an accident a few days ago: I spilt a pot full of boiling bean stew over my left leg. I immediately headed over to the nearest hospital, the military clinic. I walked several kilometers in pain and, when I arrived at the emergency ward, an elderly nurse immediately and attentively treated me.

What Wi-Fi Brings Along With It at Cuba Hot Spots

September 24, 2015 | No Comments »

People knew that unscrupulous individuals who will do anything to make easy money, no matter what the consequences, would begin to appear in these places with pay-to-use WiFi service where hundreds of people with fairly expensive devices gather.

Working with Madonna

September 7, 2015 | 4 comments

I’ve followed her since I was fifteen (I am now 42). Without knowing it, she has been present in my work, be it photographic, literary or film-related. Whenever I have an idea, she is somehow present in it… (9 photos)

I Don’t Want to Grow Old

August 7, 2015 | 8 comments

As we all know, many people today do anything to retain a youthful look. I don’t know why, as the marks of aging are nothing other than a reminder one has had a long existence. People who do not age, it is reasonable to conclude, die young.

An Incident in Havana Worthy of the Gutter Press

July 31, 2015 | 6 comments

It was Monday – Monday, July 13, to be more exact. It was 9 pm, the time the cannon at Havana’s La Cabaña fortress is fired nightly…but, this time around, a gun was also fired. The incident I’m about to describe isn’t fictional, it’s real life.

A Cuban’s Disappointment with Fifty Shades of Gray

March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment »

I admit that, after being flooded with information about the film “Fifty Shades of Gray” and hearing so many rumors about it, I was rather anxious to see it, particularly because I’ve always been interested in the issue…

Waiting Desperately in Cuba

March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Many are the questions being asked by people with whom I’ve had the opportunity to converse about the issue of telecommunications in Cuba. They are wondering about the possiblity of getting a land line telephone and Internet access.

Cuba: Where’s Fidel?

January 13, 2015 | 21 comments

Some say (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) that what happened on December 17, when the world was informed Cuba and the United States would normalize diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of conflict, blew his mind.

Saying Farewell to 2014 in Cuba

January 7, 2015 | 4 comments

On December 28, 29 and 30, Cuban television announced that markets would be set up in all of Havana’s municipalities to sell food products (pork, beans and root and green vegetables) at affordable prices. The news was well received by low-income people…