CUBA, PHOTOGRAPHY

POSTCARD FROM TRINIDAD, CUBA

The well preserved colonial streets of Trinidad are a photographer’s paradise.  Unfortunately, because of a  misadventure in Havana (long story), I arrived in Trinidad without a camera.  Cuba is not the easiest place to buy a new camera.  Prior to arriving I spent a couple of days looking for one to no avail.  After asking […]

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CUBA, TRANSLATION

LATIN AMERICAN PATRIOTISM

  Santa Clara, Cuba is the adopted city of Cuban revolutionary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.  It was also the site of a decisive battle in the revolutionary struggle against Batista.  As such the city is full of monuments to the revolution and to Che including this homage to some of his most famous words.  While […]

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BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY, SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA

ODE TO THE LATIN AMERICAN STREET DOG

Sans shame, you copulate under shop awnings, in parks, down alleys then trot off for post-coital taco scraps on Mexico City corners Slumbering in sunny plazas you dream while fleas run amok across your fur and screw into your rabid flesh I saw you snarl White of your eyes and unknown intentions in the streets […]

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CUBA, TRANSLATION

REVOLUTION IS…. (TRANSLATION): FIDEL CASTRO RUZ MAY 1 2000

I can’t remember exactly where in Cuba I took this photograph.  Propaganda/ the communist party message is everywhere across the island nation.  The translation is of a speech that Fidel Castro made to the Cuban people on May 1 (International Workers’ Day) in Plaza de la revolución (Revolution Square) in Havana.  Cuba, now under the […]

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