ALCOHOL, CUBA, LATIN AMERICA, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

FACES OF LA HABANA

Here is a selection of photos that I took on the streets and in a bar in Havana, Cuba during my visit to the island nation in July 2011.  The quality of the images is not so great.  I just had a crappy little camera at the time.  Nevertheless, I like the shots and they […]

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CUBA, LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO, SHORT STORY, TRANSLATION

MOUTH WIDE OPEN (TRANSLATION)

Last year I translated a short story by Cuban writer Odette Alonso for the Palabras Errantes project ´Writing Lesbian Desire´.  It has just been published.  The original title in Spanish is ´Con la Boca Abierta´.  Below is an extract, click through to the Palabras Errantes site to read the story in its entirety in the […]

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CUBA, SHORT STORY, TRAVEL

HAVANA NIGHTS AND MORNINGS

Dieciocho-trienta, dieciocho-trienta……. The numbers drifted across my consciousness, muddling with rapid eye movement sleep. Dieciocho-trienta, dieciocho-trienta. There it was again. Was I dreaming? My eyes opened. A baby-faced cop -still adolescent- hovered above, speaking into his radio. The voice was real. Dieciocho-treinta, dieciocho-treinta (18-30, 18-30), ciudadano extranjero dormido en parque publico (foreign citizen asleep in public park). Saturday […]

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CUBA, PHOTOGRAPHY

CUBAN POLITICAL SLOGANS (PHOTO ESSAY)

This is a selection of Cuban political slogans that I saw during my time on the communist island in 2011.  All photos are my own. THE BATTLE OF IDEAS CONTINUES FATHERLAND OR DEATH WE ARE IN A DECISIVE MOMENT OF OUR HISTORY.  TYRANNY HAS BEEN DEFEATED.  THE HAPPINESS IS IMMENSE.  HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL MUCH […]

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ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, FOOD, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, SOUTH AMERICA, TRAVEL, Uncategorized, VENEZUELA

LATIN AMERICAN FOOD: L-Z

Here’s the second instalment of my brief Latin American food guide – this time L-Z.  It has been a bit more challenging to come up with a food for every letter here and I allowed myself some liberty.  I’ve enjoyed compiling the guide, I hope you enjoy reading.  Lechón: It’s hard to beat roast pork, […]

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