Diaries


In Cuba, Nothing Seems to Change

November 20, 2017 | No Comments »

Roberto is an old neighbor who always talks to me about the same things over and over again. Julio, another old neighbor, repeats the same things to me, and these are the same things that are always going round and round in my head.




The World Doesn’t Have Extremes

November 17, 2017 | No Comments »

I’m sure that Cuba’s experience is already enough to find a path that can make Marti’s dream (“for all and for the well-being of all”) a reality without committing itself to any “-ism” and only using what works, ignoring parts of the world that only check minds and maps.




A Friendly Hand

November 15, 2017 | No Comments »

One day, I was coming back from one of the editions of a Havana Film Festival. I was walking alone back then; I didn’t need anyone to walk through the capital’s Vedado neighborhood, from movie theater to movie theater, backpack on my shoulder…




Good and Bad News for Havana DotA Players

November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment »

In spite of the first DotA tournament in Cuba, organized by ADEC (Cuba’s eSports Group), being interrupted by Hurricane Irma, it has continued to take place at the Central I.T. Palace in Central Havana.




Trump, a Dangerous President

November 14, 2017 | 4 comments

The process of establishing bilateral relations between Cuba and the US has been hurt lots of times. The Cuban government position has always been the same, inflexible and with its backward politics.




Hunter Hunted, More on Gender Violence in Cuba

November 14, 2017 | No Comments »

Conner Gorry’s article, Me too: Gender Violence in Havana, took me back to an incident that happened a long time ago, which I still remember, even when, let’s just say, my memory isn’t the best.




I Don’t Want to Live to 120 Years Old

November 13, 2017 | 12 comments

In Cuba, it’s no secret to anyone that the population is aging more and more as the days go by. The reasons for this are many, but there are two main ones: low birth rates, also for many different reasons, and the advances made in medicine and healthcare.




Bribes and red carpets

November 13, 2017 | 1 Comment »

A friend told me about an ethical conflict: he had managed to get a medical appointment for his wife who has problems with her thyroid. He was even given the “gift” he’d have to hand over to the specialist.




Why Did Granma Fire its Director?

November 12, 2017 | 2 comments

According to the announcement published by Granma newspaper, the Cuban Communist Party’s official press, Pelayo Terry Cuervo, the director of this newspaper, the country’s main one, was “released” from his position because of mistakes he had made.




Cuba Looks to Expand its Open Pit Nickel Mines

November 10, 2017 | No Comments »

Cuba’s nickel industry is looking to expand its strip mines in search of this precious metal. According to Juan Ruiz Quintana, the managing director of Mining at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, “geological studies to discover new areas rich in this and other metals” are underway.