The Footprints of Hurricane Irma in Cojimar, Havana

According to government statistics, Irma’s epicenter was located 130 km away from Havana, before it continued to head towards the Florida peninsula, and waves up to 12 meters high were recorded in places Havana’s Malecon. These photos show the landscape in Cojimar which this hurricane left in its wake on Sunday morning. (123 photos)

A Common Story in a Multi-Family Havana Building

Juan Mariscal, who the children in the neighborhood nick-named “the Bear” for having a hairy back, was a hardline Communist and a well-off spy who always criticized our education and our families’ ideological commitment…

Friendship and Trust in an Old Song

When we said goodbye, she left a crayon mark on the side of my face. An hour or so before all I did was go up to the bar, where she was already standing in front of me. Surprised, I explained that I was only running away from the rain.

News from the Neolithic Era

Life in a tenement or in a building in Havana is similar to that of a more developed small village in the Neolithic Era, where nothing happens during the day, as everyone is out hunting or gathering what they eat later that evening.

Cuba in 19th Century Letters

With the need to embrace a larger world, on January 31, 1851, coming from New Orleans on board the steamship “The Philadelphia”, without any other company but her trunks full of books, drawing charcoal and cardboard, Fredrika Bremer arrived in the port of Havana. (44 photos)

Bob Dylan in Havana

On the afternoon of Friday March 24th a wide collection of photos of the US icon of rebel music, Bob Dylan, was inaugurated at the Fototeca de Cuba. (15 photos)

Like a Whisper…

The photo on the tombstone of the family grave had been wiped out a while ago by the natural elements outdoors. Those who saw her didn’t hold back in telling others about how incredibly alive Ariadna’s gaze and smile seemed to be.

Robin Hood, the Count of Monte Cristo and the New Man

Out of all my childhood heroes, Robin Hood and the Count of Monte Cristo were the ones who best fulfilled their role. However, their adventures and misfortunes would contrast over time with the socialist ideal of the “New Man” …