Havana for International Tourism

May 31, 2017 | 6 comments

Even though neglect has taken over the city, when we walk through newly restored spaces, transformed so they can be used for other things, even changing their names sometimes, a new landscape full of grandeur is being unveiled before us. (17 photos)

This US Traveler’s Glimpse of Cuba

May 28, 2017 | 22 comments

Here in the US, we’ve heard characterizations of Cuba for many years, so until I visited, all I had were passive presumptions. Members of my extended family tried to tell me how it would feel in Cuba, and what it would be like–mostly trying to curb my optimism–even though none of them had visited Cuba. (20 photos)

Life in Havana without Water at Home

May 27, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Due to a rupture in the Havana aqueduct for two days at the beginning of this weekend some of the city’s main municipalities were without home water service. Fortunately the problem was resolved by Saturday afternoon. (12 photos)

Tourist Art and Souvenir Center on Havana’s Port Avenue

May 25, 2017 | 3 comments

The make-over of different spaces along the Port Avenue, from Caballeria wharf to Desamparados Street, carried out by the Havana City Historian’s Office, led to the creation of the Old San Jose Warehouse Cultural Center. (20 photos)

On the Eve of Mother’s Day in Cuba

May 13, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Today, Saturday, May 13, 2017, the festival of flowers is celebrated in anticipation of Mother’s Day, on Calle 12 between 23 and Zapata. While the selection isn’t very good this year, it’s still a place to purchase a gift to take to mothers’ homes on Sunday. (15 photos)

Havana’s 2017 Parade against Homophobia

May 13, 2017 | 2 comments

Today in the Cuban capital ten years of activism for the rights of the homosexual and transexual community was celebrated with calls against homophobia and the ongoing demand for the approval of marriage equality. (44 photos)

Alex, an Ordinary Cuban Turned Artist

May 6, 2017 | 3 comments

Thirty-four year old Alex Aparicio Gutierrez lives in San Cristobal, in the western Cuban province of Artemisa. Without having any formal education in drawing, he creates an inspiring and sincere reality in his work. (16 photos)

May Day Cuba 2017 Photos

May 1, 2017 | 7 comments

Besides rejoicing the gains may be Cuban workers, the event, which always draws hundreds of thousands of Cubans and many foreign visitors, also championed the causes of the embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and expressed eternal support for Fidel and Raul Castro. (44 photos)

Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona in Guanabacoa

April 29, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The entrance was by invitation and the amphitheater was full. Most of the people went to see the students of the Guanabacoa music school. They almost never appear in public and relatives longed for that moment. Few knew that two world renown musicians, Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona would be performing as well. (12 photos)

Havana in Orbit with Jazz

April 28, 2017 | 5 comments

Havana is the host city for the activities this week which accompany celebrations for International Jazz Day which will be commemorated on April 30th 2017. Cuban pianist Alejandro Falcon with his group and students kicked off the event on Wednesday. (10 photos)