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Caridad: If I had the chance to choose what my next life would be like, I’d like to be water. If I had the chance to eliminate a worst aspect of the world I would erase fear. Of all the human feelings I most like I prefer friendship. I was born in the year of the first Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, the day that Gay Pride is celebrated around the world. I no longer live on the east side of Havana; I’m trying to make a go of it in Caracas, and I continue to defend my right to do what I want and not what society expects of me.

Sunsets on the Savanna

December 20, 2012 | Print Print |

Photo Feature by Caridad

HAVANA TIMES — As we came into the town of Ciudad Bolivar at dawn, we realized that the weather would be the opposite of that of Caracas.

While waiting in a car to travel to the Indigenous University of Venezuela, at least 10 people — including adults and children — begged us for money to eat. Several of them were indigenous.

Though we were traveling to the Indigenous University (later on I’ll talk about that important project there), these pictures show only the sunsets from its outskirts.

So for now, la Sabana.

The vast savanna extends for hundreds of miles. At this time of year, the dry season, not all of the grass is that pleasing color of green. That’s why it was perhaps better to look towards the clouds, the sky and the sunsets – which I’m sharing with you.

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  • Andrea Tompos

    Great photos, Yordanka, congratulations. Thank you for your regular posts reporting on and from Venezuela. You provide us with a great insight into the life of the country where you live and work as a Cuban citizen.
    I wish all your dreams and hopes came true that you wrote about at the top of the page.

    • yordanka caridad

      thanks andrea