Sharing Experiences with a US Photographer

April 24, 2017 | No Comments »

I was amazed to meet a heterosexual man who didn’t feel uncomfortable at any moment while looking through my work, on the contrary, he gave his opinion the whole time and they were mostly positive on the whole.

Planning as Practiced in Cuba

April 24, 2017 | 2 comments

There are people here who, sitting behind a desk with the air conditioning on and a car parked outside the door, make plans on their own which, by the time they reach the people, have already been approved.

OMNI-Zona Franca and Notes for a Text in the Making…

April 24, 2017 | No Comments »

In order to accurately assess OMNI’s impact, you have to look at its different stages, learn about government institutions and their censorship, about misunderstandings, bureaucracy, the urgency for a necessary art – a trinity which includes society, poetry and needs.

Cuba’s Revolutionaries Will Never Let the Sword Fall

April 22, 2017 | 12 comments

The Cuban people have given many signs of their capacity to resist, in stages that were actually much more difficult than the current one, such as the so-called Special Period, when the country was almost completely paralyzed and no one considered abandoning the Revolution.

Saving Quality Education in Cuba

April 21, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The Cuban school year 2016-2017 reached its final stage. When students return from Victory Week vacations (mid-April) they will face the final months of this stage which includes final exams, extra-curricular work, entrance exams and others.

The State Doesn’t Care about Nature

April 20, 2017 | 2 comments

It’s becoming a more and more frequent occurrence to find cut down trees everywhere in the city of Havana. Sometimes they don’t even have electricity cables above them, so I don’t understand why they have to be cut down.

Cuba’s Damn Procedures (part 2)

April 20, 2017 | No Comments »

I remember a few years ago when I was running late to hand in my entry for an erotic literature competition, and when I reached the institution which received the works, the receptionist told me to go up to a floor where a pre-selection of works…

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.

Venezuela: A Tired People

April 18, 2017 | 1 Comment »

An extreme tiredness is evident on the faces of many people in Venezuela. Most comments on the street coincide in one detail; we are fed up with the extremes. We are fed up with the manipulations of the government, its inefficiency, its corruption; We are fed up with the delusions of traditional opposition parties.

Finding a Wallet Full of Money

April 18, 2017 | 1 Comment »

When we saw the news at home a few days ago about the children from Pinar del Rio who returned a wallet they found with 300 US dollars inside, my daughters and I looked at each other knowingly and we burst out laughing.