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She and the best of me

 Painting by Oswaldo Guayasamín
We met a long time ago, 28 years to be exact. It was an unexpected but definitely unique encounter. She was not looking for anything and I was lost between the cosmos and the eternal. Like any discovery, there were fears, misunderstandings, and difficult decisions to make.

Yellow butterflies for the Gabo

Gabriel García Marquez. Photo: Paul Sedra (Flickr-Creative Commons- Archieve)
I remember that I came to his work too young, barely a girl, but from the first page I knew there was no turning back. I devoured each one of the letters of that book as if it were my life and I suffered with Cayetano Delaura the injustice committed against Servant Maria of all the Angels. "The human body is not made for the years one could live," said one of the characters in "Del amor y otros demonios", and that April 17, 2014 I knew it was true. The Gabo had died ...

The revolutionary faith of believing in young people

Fidel Castro. Photo: cubadebate.cu
Expressed the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, on the anniversary of the Union of Young Communists.
«We believe in young people, we believe in young people. And I repeat it because to believe in young people is an attitude, to believe in young people means a thought.

Holguín, my beautiful Holguín

Night view of the city of Holguin from the Loma de la Cruz. Photo: Amauris Betancourt (Archive)
The Hato de San Isidoro de Holguín, located in the north of the eastern region of Cuba, arrives today at its 473 anniversary. The city, lying at the foot of the Loma de la Cruz, celebrates its more than four centuries of foundation with a commemorative day that includes theoretical workshops and cultural spaces.