Miguel Arias’s Diary


He Who Waits, Despairs, at a Cuban Pharmacy

January 4, 2017 | 1 Comment »

You have to think twice about going to a pharmacy to buy medicine here in Cuba. It’s not so much the case that you won’t find what you’re looking for, which also happens sometimes, but rather that there is a never-ending line.




Cigarettes, rum and one man’s determination

December 23, 2016 | 1 Comment »

From experience and life itself, the negative influence that both cigarettes and rum have on people has been proven. The methods and techniques that have been used to minimize their effects are countless.




Cuba Suffers a Loss of Values

December 6, 2016 | 2 comments

The result of multiple causes, many values have been lost in our society which infringe upon our unity and progress, especially when money is involved. There are many anecdotes that exemplify this within families, friends or even work colleagues.




48 Minutes at the Entrance to the Havana Bay Tunnel

November 30, 2016 | 3 comments

Some ago, I was returning from Havana on a city bus. When we had already the passed the Spanish embassy, the bus began to slow down to a stop. There was a queue of cars in front of us and another queue began to form behind us.