Tolerating Intolerance

After a by-chance meeting at Havana’s Coppelia ice-cream parlor, I ran into a married couple of Protestants and had the opportunity to discover many nuances of intolerance. “We are in favor of original design,” the husband replied dryly when I asked him his opinion about legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Cuba Lives Decades Away from the Present

Cuba is a strange island, a country with a warped timeline, a dimension apart in this planet where the present is ten years away from us, in the future. A country where the capital is made up of buildings that are over 60 years old, many of which are in ruins, and last century’s cars drive along its streets, while technological progress is only thanks to the First World’s left-overs.

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Recipe for “Good Luck”

Prospering and getting rid of things standing in my way, these must have been the thoughts running through the person’s head as they kicked the cat (in the photo) out on the street. I found her on January 1st, a little removed from residential areas.

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Generation Empty

A few days ago, I found out from some posts on Facebook that a very unique Cuban poet had passed away. Raul Sunet, who only lived to 36 years of age, as he gave up his life committing suicide for many reasons, leaving behind a lot of unknowns about why he wanted to stop breathing and feeling.

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Being Taken for Fools

A few days ago, I was reading Havana Times when I came across an article on the home page that mentioned an episode of TV comedy show “Vivir del cuento” (Living by one’s wits). Even though I normally keep well away from Cuban TV, I had heard some good comments about that episode in particular, starring the popular Panfilo.

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