Veronica Fernandez’s Diary

My Neighbor

I have a neighbor who often drops by my house when the Brazilian soap opera is on. She’s over 55, but has continued working despite being past retirement age, having labored for more than 30 years as the secretary of a textile company here in the Cuban capital.Yesterday she mentioned that she was feeling upset.When she arrived at work she was approached by a close friend who serves as the company’s gardener.

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My Town

From the moment that I get out onto the streets in Cojimar, located 15 minutes by bus from the city of Havana, there’s always some neighbor approaching me to ask how I think the transportation will go that day, more so if it’s Monday.

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