Diaries


Illustration by Carlos
In Cuba, Education Is Free, but It Costs

September 26, 2016 | No Comments »

My son has just started his pre-university course. In Cuba, school education is free, and it’s a very good thing that everybody has access to it, but it’s slowly becoming a hefty financial dilemma.




Photo: Ernesto Gonzalez
The Journalism of Terror Regarding Cuba

September 26, 2016 | No Comments »

Enemies of the Cuban Revolution, who have no other name other than “counter-revolutionaries”, don’t seem to stop their attack, which is what the Empire orders them to do.




El Acompañante Pavel Giroud
The Companion: Not Just Friendship and Aids

September 25, 2016 | No Comments »

The friendship between a boxer and a former soldier, within the context of the “Los Cocos” sanitarium, an institution where they kept every case of HIV and seropositives in confinement, in Cuba in the ‘80s is the setting for of film “El Acompañante” (The Companion).




grafica-1-oil-production-africa
Cuba on the Road to Development, With or Without Oil

September 21, 2016 | 12 comments

September is passing us by and there have been different news reports going around relating to the energy situation in Cuba. It’s a shame that they’re all fake or superficial.




Juan Carlos Flores at a poetry reading.
Crossing Over

September 21, 2016 | 1 Comment »

On Thursday September 15th, the sea that washes up on “Russian beach” in Alamar, spread the ashes of poet Juan Carlos Flores, who couldn’t even wait for his end prescribed by natural decree.




Hassan Rouhani, presidente de la República Islámica de Irán. Foto: Hispan TV
The Iranian President Isn’t Welcome Here in Cuba

September 19, 2016 | 9 comments

In its waltz with the world’s dictators, the Cuban government isn’t satisfied with just recently going to hug egomaniac Eternal North Korean President Kim Il-Sung, but now it’s receiving the Iranian head-of-state who rules the world’s leading country in homosexual persecution.




la-habana-20
Havana When I Was a Little Girl

September 19, 2016 | 2 comments

Walking through Havana is becoming a less gratifying experience every time I go. I remember when I was a little girl and a teenager how I used to love wondering through its neighborhoods.




Foto: redes sociales
Conversation with My Conscience

September 19, 2016 | 2 comments

You spend the whole day thinking about a million things and picking fights with almost everything and now you’re saying you can’t think about anything to write about.




Photo: Ghyslaine Peigné
Nobody Knows What They Have Until They Lose It

September 18, 2016 | 15 comments

This old saying has a lot of truth in it and can be applied to many of life’s situations, but especially to politics, and recently we’ve been able to verify this in many Latin American countries.




juanc-amaury
Choosing, Taking Your Life

September 18, 2016 | No Comments »

On September 15th, I heard about Cuban poet Juan Carlos Flores’ suicide. He’d suffered from schizophrenia and in the last period of his life, he’d decided to be by himself, his wife had gone out of the country.