Miguel Arias’s Diary

Trump, a Dangerous President

November 14, 2017 | 4 comments

The process of establishing bilateral relations between Cuba and the US has been hurt lots of times. The Cuban government position has always been the same, inflexible and with its backward politics.

Foreigners and a Credit Card

November 7, 2017 | 1 Comment »

In Cuba, where we all know the average wage is low and is not enough to satisfy our basic needs, people find themselves forced to look for an illegal way to improve their lives, other times it’s just not a very honest way.

Reggaeton, Descemer Bueno and My View

September 27, 2017 | 3 comments

I must start off by saying that I’m not a music expert. In spite of my father being a violin player, none of his children inherited his talent. But I have always loved listening to music ever since I was a child, especially romantic music.

Racial discrimination in Cuba

August 18, 2017 | 34 comments

The subject of racial discrimination in Cuba is a very delicate and thorny issue which has to be approached with a lot of care, so that there isn’t any confusion or people hurt. Here I will mention some aspects of the growing problem.

Divers in Cuba and their Health

August 7, 2017 | 10 comments

Anybody who hears the word “diver” has an image of a man dressed in a wet suit, a mask on his face and an oxygen tank pop into their back, a person who fishes or investigates the depths of the world’s seas. However, there is a new kind of diver in Cuba…

Cuban Children and Their Toys

July 18, 2017 | 2 comments

Today in Cuba, like in the rest of the world, children’s toys have nothing to do with what they once were in past eras. Likewise, obtaining them is something that has become an extremely difficult task here on the island.

Depending in Cuba on Public Telephones to Communicate

June 28, 2017 | No Comments »

In Cuba, like in all countries, we have the option of having a mobile phone or a fixed number. We all know here there is a delay in our telecommunications network and how difficult it is to actually install this service at home.

The Undesirable Backpack

June 21, 2017 | No Comments »

We all know how important and practical a backpack is. As well as lightening the load, it helps us to transport personal objects which we are interested in carrying with us. But, how can something so useful become an undesirable object that gets in the way at a certain time?

Formal Education in Today’s Cuban Society

June 11, 2017 | 4 comments

Formal education plays a determining role in any society in the world. When I was younger, it was called Civic Education and its main objective was to create values and positive behaviors in individuals.

The Difference Between a State-Owned and a Private Ice Cream Shop

May 5, 2017 | 3 comments

After the reforms process and the Cuban government’s authorization of new kinds of small businesses, private businesses popped up in many different sectors, among them, ice cream shops.