Nestle Helps Cuba Skirt the US Embargo

    Nestle Nespresso bought a container of approximately 18 tons of Cuban coffee beans, which were certified as coming from the 2015-2016 coffee harvest in Cuba, for US $90,000.

featuredimage A Cuban’s Tattoos

Some people prefer to hang up paintings on their walls and others like to see them on their skin, and they’re carrying real art about on them. That’s what attracted me to getting a tattoo in the first place, and then to become a professional tattoo artist. (10 photos)

featuredimage Cuba: the Looming Crisis

Since Raul Castro announced at a session of the National Assembly that there will be economic problems, speculation hasn’t stopped about a new crisis like the one experienced in the 90s. However, the situation today is very different from that Cuba.

featuredimage The Havana Tour Bus, A Second Floor Perspective

On a hot afternoon that looked like it was going to rain later, I decided to go on an adventure on the Havana Bus Tour so I could take some photos of all the interesting things that surround me. (87 photos)

featuredimage Arriving in Cuba, Be Prepared to Wait

The tourist arriving in Cuba these days receives a warm welcome; the waiting area for luggage is without air conditioning. In any other airport you could say it is not such a big deal but Havana is a different story as we spent 90 minutes until the first bag appeared.

rightcolimage Cuba’s Man-made Water Crisis Persists

A friend of mine lives in Central Havana where the conditions are more unsanitary than they are in any other neighborhood on the outskirts. Most of the homes suffer a serious irregularity in the drinking water supply.

rightcolimage BBC Report on Cuba’s Energy Crisis Flawed

Sobre la actual situación energética y económica en Cuba se ha escrito un montón. Abundan los textos alarmistas que gozan de pintar un caos inexistente; otros -como el que tenemos en mirilla-transmiten un infundado optimismo.

rightcolimage Amy and Sakira: never again…

I never used to like Amy’s make-up or her tattoos. In spite of her well known skinniness, she always appeared to me like a female boxer straight out of a Hollywood film.

rightcolimage The Decay of a Havana Shopping Center

Everyday, we find out about the irregularities that state-run establishments make on the TV news. The media for the masses tells us to some extent what’s going on, but it’s us Cubans who have to pay the consequences.

rightcolimage My Nostalgia for Santa Clara

I can’t remember the first time I came into contact with this beautiful city, as I was born in its maternity hospital; but I remember the second time I came very well, 13 years later, as my parents had taken me for my maternal grandfather’s funeral.

rightcolimage My New Work Situation

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.

rightcolimage Water and its Price

People are tense with the news of a new “special period” crisis, and no wonder! If we already have problems with our water supply, what are things going to be like from now on?

rightcolimage Jack’s Magic Beans Still Haven’t Come to Cuba

I asked myself if these people who seem to have another reality where they can withdraw themselves and find shelter will soon become regular pedestrians on Havana’s streets again, when the “confusion” comes to hit us all.