Regina Cano’s Diary

Pastorita Nuñez’ Resting Place in Havana

February 2, 2016 | No Comments »

The passengers, most of them adults, were looking out the bus windows at the primary school students in uniforms making their way to the roundabout leading to the Camilo Cienfuegos neighborhood (more popularly known as Habana del Este), carrying flowers to be laid before the bust of Jose Marti there.

Illustration Biennale Closes at Gallery in Alamar, Havana

November 23, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The 10th Los Puentes Illustration Exhibition closed this past November 19This biennale gathers visual artists who wish to exhibit works related to published literary pieces and/or that could be used to illustrate these. (16 photos)

A New Cuban Bulletin on Afro-Cuban Issues

June 9, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Well, folks, on May 22, this bulletin, named Tutututu, was launched by the project at the El Pilar, Atares community center located in Havana’s neighborhood of Cerro with some 50 people attending.

Standing in Havana’s “Lines of Conscience”

April 3, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Every day, as 5 pm draws near, Havana’s well-known Parque Central sees a crowd of people standing in what many working people (desirous of getting home quickly after leaving work) refer to as the “line of conscience.”

Havana’s La Cuevita: From Illegal to Official Market

March 20, 2015 | No Comments »

Months ago, a licensed crafts and assorted products market was opened in the municipality of San Miguel del Padron, very close to the location of an informal market that used to be set up in the area, both known as La Cuevita.

Paulo Freire Remembered in Alamar, Havana

February 27, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Paulo Freire is one of most influential theorists of education of the 20th century. The gathering was an extension of the talk held at the Felix Varela stand in Havana’s La Cabaña fortress (the fair’s main venue), sponsored by the Brazilian embassy in Cuba.

When the “Yanks” Get to Cuba

February 5, 2015 | 20 comments

“When the yanks get here, this and that…” a couple who are friends of mine were saying to me, ironically alluding to how life would change when more yumas (the generic word for foreigner on the island) began arriving in Cuba.

Voodoo Traditions on Display at Havana’s Fayad Jamis Gallery

January 26, 2015 | No Comments »

Luna Nueva (“New Moon”), an exhibition by visual artist Camilo Fis, opened at the Fayad Jamis Gallery in Alamar on the 17th of the month, almost coinciding with the lunar phase referred to in the title. (39 photos)

Children’s Hospital Demolished for a Parking Lot

January 2, 2015 | No Comments »

It was painful to see how they tore down what was once the Pedro Borras Astorga Pediatric Hospital, better known as the “children’s hospital” among residents of Havana, located on G and 27 Streets, an area where there are several other hospitals. (20 photos)

Giant African Snails in Alamar, Havana (Part II)

November 10, 2014 | No Comments »

At a time when Alamar and Havana in general have been placed under a dengue and cholera alert, the Achatina fulica, popularly known as the giant African snail, is once again rearing its tentacles around the neighborhood.