Regina Cano’s Diary


The Universe of Amaury Mengana: Pictorial Works Exhibited in Havana

August 29, 2017 | No Comments »

The spiritual world that can be sensed via religion has clearly influenced Amaury Mengana’s work, a painter and sculptor who is entering into what seems to be the mature stage of his art. (9 photos)




Vodou Project Exposition at the Cuban Institute of Anthropology

June 18, 2017 | No Comments »

A temporary art exhibition was put on display at the ICAN (Cuban Institute of Anthropology), as part of the IX International Colloquium on Research of African-Derived Religions. (9 photos)




Havana Residents Protest Cruelty against Puppy

May 15, 2017 | 7 comments

In response to the brutal video that has become viral, where two Cubans – in Manzanillo to the east of the country – set a puppy on fire, signatures have been collected that will accompany a letter to President Raul Castro.




Reggae Concert in an Apartment in Alamar

April 19, 2017 | No Comments »

A Cuba full of a great mix of people was revealed at the Reggae concert which was held as an album launch for the CD- “Diaspora illegal”, by “Estudiantes sin Semilla”, a group founded by two Cuban Rastafaris over 10 years ago.




Has the American Dream died for the Cuban people?

January 16, 2017 | 5 comments

“No, cousin, you’ve just shattered my illusions. I was all set to go,” my cousin said disappointed. He said this after learning of the new agreements made between Cuban and US representatives with regard to Cuban immigration to the US.




Emigrating with Assets Converted into Liquid Money, Burning Bridges in Cuba

January 3, 2017 | 3 comments

Going to Nestor’s house is one of those things which makes you want to have a good conversation. This time, the conversation focused around the departure of Pucho, who “threw himself” from here – Cuba – towards Guyana and then onto Brazil, in November.




The Risks of Pneumoconiosis in Old Havana

November 5, 2016 | 1 Comment »

While Erasmo warned me about and described what pneumoconiosis is, a new term for me, I saw myself going into Old Havana once a week, where the movement, sounds of repairs or remodeling works make you aware about the city’s current renovation situation.




Neighbors repair their homes and you suffer as if it were your own.

October 10, 2016 | No Comments »

Nowadays, repairing or extending your home has gradually become an inevitable, compulsory and normal occurrence for people in Cuba, especially in the capital. Living next door to somebody who is renovating their home can make your everyday life chaotic.




Overflowing Garbage in Havana, Whose Fault?

September 27, 2016 | 1 Comment »

It’s been raining a lot recently and in addition to the benefits that rain brings us, it also brings unrelated-to-nature collateral damage to the City of Havana. Let me explain…




Jack’s Magic Beans Still Haven’t Come to Cuba

July 19, 2016 | 14 comments

I asked myself if these people who seem to have another reality where they can withdraw themselves and find shelter will soon become regular pedestrians on Havana’s streets again, when the “confusion” comes to hit us all.