Photo Feature by Juan Suárez

HAVANA TIMES – The 2015 Havana Carnival opened over the weekend in the Cuban capital and will continue on the weekend of Aug. 14-16. Here are some pictures of the festivities that includes groupings of dancers and musicians along the Malecon seawall.


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9 thoughts on “Havana Carnival in Full Swing

  • Cubans come in Droves to the US looking for that “American way if life” you are denigrating. They have been coming for decades, and its only increasing. Apparently they don’t share your view.

  • Great pictures of the carnival which is a time of togetherness. Most of the other islands in the region have carnivals and crop over celebrations, and it gives people a chance to forget politics and haves some fun. However, sadly as we’ve seen here, some of us cannot leave the politics alone for a moment.

    I am convinced that like me many of the readers of HT are fed-up with the constant Castro bashing. Some of these people behave as if the USA is the panacea to everything in the world. Many of you may not like to hear this but America is not everyone’s idea of utopia.

  • I am sorry your view of my country is so negative. The “American” way of life is a positive thing and continues to draw foreigners from all over the world in record numbers. Cuba is ALREADY heavily influenced by American culture. It’s far too late to worry about that. Cuba will not reflect the most negative aspects of US society unless they allow it. Our struggle with gun crime, environmental neglect, and the political influence of money are all very preventable. Cubans are neither innocent nor naive. Whatever changes occur will not be accidental.

  • There is no such thing as a perfect country as long there is humans there will be problems , the idea that you want to open the floodgates on a population of 11 million that have no experience in living the American system , a population that will eventually see horrible things is unacceptable .
    Does the emotions or experience of one individual over rules the experience and the interest of societies?
    If the situation to change overnight in Cuba , I imagine what would happen is exactly what happened to Russia after the collapse of communism , we are going to have blood all over the place , it is simply not acceptable .
    It’s not acceptable to set our neighbors house on fire under any circumstances ,
    Average American is a kind and generous individual , if any major social crisis happen anywhere , you will find average Americans trying to help , try and imagine the kind of mess and what wall happened if the social system in Cuba collapses ,
    Heaven forbid that anything like what happen to all the countries that had to go through massive changes is to happen in Cuba .
    Effective hepatitis C medications are costly, soaring to $1,000 a pill and more than $100,000 for a full course of treatment.
    What you have just read is one example of many that happen in the USA , is it right that life should be denied because somebody did not have enough money to save his life ?
    I’m not going to say anymore at this point I’m sure there’s plenty of examples .
    All what I’m saying if their is changing coming to Cuba it has to come slow enough for the population to comprehend and cope with the situation without any chaos, it has to be homegrown , peaceful ,without the corrupt influence of capitalist money , the last thing I do not wish for is for any society to experience the American Way of life .
    It is not acceptable to have them go through a healthcare system like the one we having US to say the least .

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