Gay Pride week was recently celebrated in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was a nationwide political and cultural event which brought together Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals, Transgenders, Intersexuals, Queers, Questioning and Two-Spirits “LGBTIQQ2S” between August 10th and 20th.
As an ambassador for the Cuban LGBT community, it was an interesting experience; I learned that the level of information that many people in the United States have about Cuba dates back to the ‘60s…
Arriving in the United States was a real shock for me, taking into account the new political tensions between the two countries and the current US president’s stance on Cuba…
Last Friday, I was hanging onto every word the new US president said. Personally-speaking, I believe his speech was a well-orchestrated political show to win over the extreme Right of this country which is mainly concentrated in Miami.
Taking part in the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association “LASA” has been a great achievement in my life for many reasons, as I was one of the few undergraduate students from Cuba, who were among the over 4,000 academics from the Americas, the Caribbean and other places in the world.
Finally, after nearly 5 years of fighting against Cuban bureaucracy, dealing with institutional opportunism and corruption, I managed to get the state-owned company Aguas de la Habana to install an independent pipe to supply my home with water.
Cuban TV has been warning the general population about the crisis the country is suffering with drought over the last few months. As it doesn’t rain very much, it’s only logical that food production and livestock are affected and forests become more vulnerable to experience fires. (22 photos)
When you enter the historical center of Trinidad, it is like traveling several centuries back in history, its architecture exposes characteristic features of the Spanish buildings of centuries past. (28 photos)
As a health promoter and social activist, I approached the scene to document the event in question and to get a deeper insight into what was going on at the same time. It was very strange for me to see a health fair which didn’t include sex education… (11 photos)
Only a few hours are left until the New Year and in several points of the busy 23rd avenue in the capital, its inhabitants are taken aback by the light of the smart slates that promote products of the state and private market.