Diaries


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Who Could Be against Peace in Colombia?

June 28, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Regarding the signing of bilateral and definitive ceasefire and end to hostilities agreements, between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the Colombian government, incredibly, some people in that country are against these peace accords.




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An Islander without an Island

June 27, 2016 | No Comments »

These are the remnants of a familiar city which remain imprinted on our memory. Reality follows us in our subconscious when we don’t see these things everyday; a corner, an arch or a column. (7 photos)




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Trying to Get a Home Telephone Line in Cuba

June 25, 2016 | 3 comments

Many years ago, Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly (Etecsa) decided to adopt a policy to try and invest in mobile phones and the Internet. They almost put fixed landline management and installation for the Cuban people to one side completely…




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In Cuba, to Smoke or Not to Smoke…

June 24, 2016 | 12 comments

The Cuban government continues to support smoking in many ways; tobacco companies try to increase their sales and people keep choosing to smoke as a lifestyle choice, and they’re taking up the habit when they’re younger and younger.




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In Cuba: Nobody’s to Blame or Are They?

June 24, 2016 | 5 comments

If we all, or nearly all of us in Cuba, are in the same boat, why can’t we respect and help each other on a day to day basis? Why do we let ourselves be carried away by the worst of our situation?




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The Fito Paez Concert at Havana’s Karl Marx Theater

June 22, 2016 | 1 Comment »

I saw the announcement about composer and singer Fito Paez’s arrival with his band, and the reason why he wanted to perform his last concert on his Latin American tour in our beloved, marvelous city.




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I’m Liking Havana less and less

June 22, 2016 | 11 comments

This Havana that I wanted for years to call my home, this Havana where I studied at its University and where I’ve already worked for a fair bit… this Havana that I like less and less every day.




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Does Reggaeton Have To Be So Vulgar?

June 20, 2016 | 10 comments

Has anybody ever listened to the lyrics of some reggaeton songs? I hardly understand them, I find it difficult to understand what they’re saying, but when I sit down and focus on the lyrics, I have to admit I don’t like them one bit. Yes, the beat is contagious. Careful, I must confess that I’ve danced to many songs at one party or another, however, the message some of the songs convey… leaves a great deal to be desired.




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The New Cuba Says: Kill, God forgives

June 17, 2016 | 3 comments

A small businessman had this sign up on his stand, located on Havana’s Infanta Street. A threatening portrayal of the new Cuban race, a fearful fragment of theology, which inverts St. Augustine de Hippo’s philosopy of “Love and do what you will.”




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How People in Cuba Get Sick

June 17, 2016 | 4 comments

Today, let’s talk about morbidity rates in Cuba. Why do people get sick? How have morbidity rates changed in recent years? In order to write this post, I casually sounded out about a dozen well-informed people…