Regina Cano’s Diary


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On Special Rationed Milk and other Food Products Cubans Eat

March 29, 2016 | 9 comments

Some of us who live in Cuba have the strong feeling that our current eating habits aren’t exactly healthy. Some know this, others simply don’t even worry about it. The situation could become much worse as a result of future agreements with the United States or any other country.




Old Havana Park Re-Opened

March 16, 2016 | No Comments »

On March 8, Havana’s Parque del Cristo (“Christ Park”) – whose name, apparently, is owed to the church that bounds with it, located between Bernaza and Villegas streets, Old Havana – was finally “liberated”. (11 photos)




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The Feline Assistants of Cuba’s Food Industry Providers

February 15, 2016 | No Comments »

There it sat, its full attention on the object of its desire – some filets, pork ribs and a bit of messy leftovers – focused on the smells and the movements of the vendor. Rigid, passively but firmly poised, it looked as though essaying a telepathic connection…




En el reparto Camilo Cienfuegos.  Foto Draken/tripmondo.com
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.




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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)




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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.




Havana workplace bus that sometimes picks up other passengers.  Photo: tierradenadie.de
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.”




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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.




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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.




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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.