Yanelys Nuñez’s Diary

Turning Fifteen in Cuba

June 30, 2017 | 3 comments

When a new baby girl comes into a family, the forthcoming arrival of her 15th birthday is reason for conversation and concerns. Some parents – those who can – open up a savings account when the baby girl still can’t even say her own name.

Havana Bars: Not so much mine, Not so much yours

June 9, 2017 | 6 comments

A part of the emerging private business sector in Havana are the bars that have been rapidly spreading like a rash for some time now. These are spaces which have operated as places where the most privileged young people go to unwind and have fun.

My Trip to Prague, Writing from Cuba

May 23, 2017 | 2 comments

Writing a regular diary in Prague was difficult for me. The peculiarities of the video journalism course, my encounter with the city, with the Internet and with the Czech people filled my 24 hours to the full.

In Search of Prague

May 6, 2017 | 1 Comment »

This isn’t my first time in Terminal 3 at Jose Marti International Airport in the capital, but it is the first time that I’m not here to say goodbye to somebody, because this time it’s me who’s traveling. There’s a long line at the check-in desk for the Czech Republic, but we don’t feel it.

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.

A New Consumer in the Family Ration Book

March 16, 2017 | 1 Comment »

As is required when a new Cuban citizen is born, I went to register my nephew at Oficoda, the office which will regulate the rationed items that he will receive in the future. My sister has had a baby and I can’t stop thinking about his future.

Independent Cuban Cultural Project Offers Residency

March 3, 2017 | 2 comments

Colon Cultural, a Cuban non-governmental project, just launched its call for artist, curator and research residency applications as well as for people interested in working with and in outlying communities.

New Cuban Museum of Dissent Proposals

February 26, 2017 | No Comments »

The Cuban Museum of Dissent has been showing off its renewed website over the last few days, where it begins the programming of its transitory exhibition and its blog.

Valentine’s Day at Boarding School

February 16, 2017 | No Comments »

I don’t know why, but every time February 14th rolls around, I think about my preuniversity years. It might be because every time an important date like this one came about, the boarding school took on a new energy and broke away from our routine.

My Verdict Finally Came

February 10, 2017 | 1 Comment »

When I read the “as a results” and the “considerings” of the ruling issued by the Old Havana Municipal Popular Court, with relation to my case – I was kicked out of my job at the Revolucion y Cultura magazine in July 2016 – I can’t help but feel a little sad, annoyed.