Elio Delgado-Legon’s Diary


Street Children: a Disgrace for Humanity Nonexistent in Cuba

August 22, 2016 | 34 comments

During a cold winter in the Southern hemisphere, in 1973, I was in Santiago de Chile and I would watch, from the window of the hotel I was staying at, a group of children huddle around a bonfire.




Guillermo Farinas and the Business of Hunger Strikes

August 16, 2016 | 6 comments

Recently, I read a post on Havana Times published on August 8th entitled: Guillermo Farinas Returns, Once Again Unarmed. I couldn’t believe what I was reading.




Foolish Dreaming of Capitalism’s Return to Cuba

July 30, 2016 | 35 comments

Men come and go, but the Revolution is immortal. Although it might seem like a political slogan, it’s a crushing reality for Imperialism’s wage earners, who don’t shy away from claiming that Cuba’s political system will last as long as those who currently govern the country live.




My Nostalgia for Santa Clara

July 21, 2016 | 3 comments

I can’t remember the first time I came into contact with this beautiful city, as I was born in its maternity hospital; but I remember the second time I came very well, 13 years later, as my parents had taken me for my maternal grandfather’s funeral.




Has the Anti-Cuban Mafia Taken Over the US Congress?

July 15, 2016 | 16 comments

I was very mistaken about another aspect of the problem. I assumed we were dealing with a democratic Congress as it belongs to the country that preaches to be the number one defender of democracy in the world.




Who Could Be against Peace in Colombia?

June 28, 2016 | 2 comments

Regarding the signing of bilateral and definitive ceasefire and end to hostilities agreements, between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the Colombian government, incredibly, some people in that country are against these peace accords.




Collecting Donations for the Revolution

June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The fight against Batista’s dictatorship (1952-1958) was a heroic feat in the country’s larger cities. The young revolutionaries who fought against that criminal regime had to pay a high price in blood, a really high price. In smaller towns in Cuba’s interior provinces…




The Association of Caribbean States in Cuba

June 6, 2016 | No Comments »

Cuba managed to bring together the majority of the 25 Caribbean member states’ heads of state, foreign ministers and their highest-ranking government officials to Havana in order to celebrate the 7th Summit of the ACS, which took place on June 2-4.




Cuban Culture during the Revolution

May 24, 2016 | 13 comments

For many many years, Cuban culture was buried beneath racial discrimination, and the few tourists who visited Cuba came from the United States, where there was even worse discrimination than the one in our own country.




The Chicha of Curacavi

May 17, 2016 | 1 Comment »

In a piece published by Havana Times in September of 2014, I wrote about my visit to Santiago de Chile in 1973 and how the studies I was to pursue at university were interrupted by the coup led by Augusto Pinochet.