Yanelys Nuñez’s Diary

Oscar Casanella
The Trial of a Cuban Biochemist

October 24, 2016 | No Comments »

As a result of having been fired from my job at the Revolucion y Cultura magazine last July, I met, through a journalist who was interested in my case, Oscar Casanella, a biochemist who had also been irregularly sanctioned at his workplace.

Geover Guevara
The Journey of a Young Cuban Singer

October 5, 2016 | No Comments »

Running into an old friend from your teenage years is always a pleasurable experience and more so when we discover that, as well as the years that have passed us by, his way of seeing things, his generosity and his enthusiasm for what he loves haven’t changed.

"Dissolution of the self" alongside Consuelo Castaneda
Consuelo Castaneda’s Art Returns to Cuba

September 8, 2016 | No Comments »

Castaneda forms part of this broken up, idealized and controversial group that was the ‘80s generation, subjects of the Renaissance of Cuban Art, those who challenged government institutions and received the heavy price of censorship in exchange. (7 photos)

The labor board hearing. “I’m very pained because we were like a family.” “What you do is not art”. Illustration by Carlos
Cuban Labor Board Declares My Appeal “Unfounded”

August 20, 2016 | 2 comments

Even though I was almost sure that the Labor Board would rule against me – a certainty based on the good vibes I got from the Oral hearing – I wasn’t sure I wanted to drag out the appeals process…

The Labor Board Hearing over My Firing

August 12, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Before going to my oral hearing, also known as a public hearing, I thought that it would consider the suspension I received from my workplace just over a month ago; I thought I would be able to finally understand the legal and institutional arguments that created all of this mess.

The Cuban Museum of Dissent Presented in El Cerro, Havana

August 2, 2016 | No Comments »

Without promoting the event too much on digital platforms, we were able to present the Cuban Museum of Dissent on July 25th, on the eve of National Rebellion day without Police intervention.

My New Work Situation

July 21, 2016 | 1 Comment »

I was informed that my employment at the cultural institution had been permanently terminated because “I had damaged the system’s, institution’s or country’s image by communicating malicious or misleading information.

Getting Used to Havana’s WI-FI

July 13, 2016 | 2 comments

Ever since my problems began because of my involvement with the Cuban Museum of Dissent, I haven’t been able to connect to the internet again at my old workplace, the Revolution and Culture magazine.

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“The Story Belongs to the One Telling It”

July 9, 2016 | 2 comments

“Now, everybody wants to touch on the subject of the US,” a fellow artist notes. “It’s because there’s no way of isolating yourself from it,” responds a colleague.

Museo de la disidencia en Cuba
The Cuban Museum of Dissent, a First Encounter

June 11, 2016 | 12 comments

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to write this article. Perhaps because I’ve had too many emotions running through my mind recently: anger, anxiety, disappointment, discomfort. Feelings which haven’t allowed me to reflect calmly upon the situation.