Juan Suarez

Exploring San Antonio de los Baños on the Outskirts of Havana

July 6, 2017 | 4 comments

When you go outside Havana, all of this city’s neighboring towns have a different atmosphere, there is clean air, it’s peaceful, people greet you and smile when you take their picture. My Canadian friend Randy, a professional photographer, and I left Havana to explore the city of San Antonio de los Banos. (51 photos)

First Lights in Havana

June 6, 2017 | 4 comments

It’s a time when the stillness of the darkness and the sad lights of an old city continue to linger. Some people walk through the streets in darkness doing their chores. The glow tints the sky with soft but intense colors. It is a moment when the peaceful dawn still remains before a new difficult day begins. (22 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)

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)

Hard Currency Store Burns in Havana

May 11, 2017 | 1 Comment »

On Thursday afternoon around 4;30 p.m., the small TRD (government owned hard currency stores) located on the Avenida Boyeros between Tulipan and la Rosa in the municipality Plaza de la Revolucion was devoured by a violent fire. So far the causes are unknown. (8 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)

Preparations for a Traditional March

January 27, 2017 | 2 comments

For two days, an army of workers has been working in the neighborhood of the intersection of Infanta and San Lazaro avenues up to the University of Havana. To somebody it seemed very strange to see this contingent of workers and I smiling I said to him, of course, tonight is the March of the Torches. (15 photos)

Garbage Piles Up on the Havana Coastline

January 17, 2017 | 4 comments

The problem of garbage along the Havana coastline and even reaching to the beaches to the east of the city is becoming ever more apparent. This all to frequent scene was captured facing the Flores neighborhood between el Náutico and el Palco on the west side of Havana.

Cuban Cinema: Honesty, Resentment and Something Else

December 15, 2016 | 3 comments

On the street, in lines or inside the movie theaters, acquaintances and people who meet for the first time establish an understanding which only takes place in December, during the Havana Film Festival. (21 photos)

The New Regla Boat Terminal in Havana

December 10, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The new modern port terminal of the “Lanchita de Regla” (Regla boat), which crosses Havana Bay to the towns of Regla and Casablanca respectively, has been built close to the place where the old terminal was for many years. 11 photos)