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sancti spíritus 507 years

We walked around the streets and stayed in Sancti Spíritus while in Cuba. Four hours from Havana by car. We went out by bus, returned to Havana by ride share in a Russian car. I think the bus had on the movie “Christine” (1983 US horror film) during the trip out.

Sancti: “it is considered by experts as the most medieval of the first villas founded by the Spaniards”
It is celebrating 507 years. Aerial pic at top.


it’s down 444

Stuff is down this morning in Cuba. I can’t get my morning dose of Granma while on the clock at work.

coches usados y banderas

My morning walk to Popeyes, I spotted something special in the air. 🇨🇺

Right hyar in America! 😉

I learned long ago, that while in Florida, don’t go braggin’ around that ya been there. Sometimes they’ll let fly at you like Mussolini from the balcony.

filme / cine eeuu

Here is a photo of a cinema marquee 1970’s Mexico City. Source: https://www.facebook.com/laciudaddemexicoeneltiempo/photos/a.195987210423307/4113208842034438/

To it I add two pics I took in 2005 in Havana Cuba at the Yara cinema. Gringo movies, lol. “Filme Nortemericano” or “cine norteamericano” or I guess could be “cine estadounidense.”

the keys to cuba

Only some keys get to be “The Cuba Keys.” 🇨🇺

Bought it in Cuba, too!

Cuba does not allow the United States to interfere in internal affairs

Damned good article from Cuba:

Cuba does not allow the United States to interfere in internal affairs

On the evening of Saturday, November 28, 2020, the Director General in charge of the United States at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, summoned the United States Chargé d’Affaires Timothy Zúñiga-Brown, to whom he conveyed that “Cuba does not allow the United States, or any state, to interfere in the country’s internal affairs”. He also asked him to reiterate that statement to the State Department.

Fernandez de Cossío pointed out to the diplomat that to have gone on several occasions to San Isidro, where his Embassy was aware that an event of political and social provocation was taking place, and to personally transport and support those who were violating the health regulations protecting against the COVID-19 pandemic constituted serious violations of his functions as a diplomat and as head of mission, a flagrant and defiant interference in Cuba’s internal political affairs and unquestionable violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

He emphasized that Cuba does not accept such behavior, and will not tolerate him and his Embassy conducting themselves in Cuba in contempt of the law and regulations, in violation of their obligations as diplomats.

The Director General clarified that the government of Cuba “is fully aware of the involvement of the United States government in financing, orienting and inciting groups and individuals in Cuba to challenge the government’s authority, both through peaceful and violent means,” which is aware of “the insistent but failed effort to add to those purposes the most representative sectors of art, culture and intellectuality in the country.

He emphasized that Cuba is also aware of the powerful machinery that from the United States manages, manipulates and harasses in the social networks, with an unmatched technological and financial support, in order to spread false information, incite hatred, divide the population, encourage resentment and call for illegality.

He clarified that, as in the rest of the world, in Cuba there is “full knowledge of the trajectory of the government of the United States in the overthrow of legitimate governments, in the execution or promotion of coups d’état, in the promotion of social instability at the cost of death and suffering.

Fernández de Cossio was emphatic in stating that he will not be allowed to do so here.

Translation by DeepL: http://www.deepl.com/translator

on the malecón, havana, cuba, 2005

Going through the drawer of old photo prints today.

This is 2005, so a mere 15 years ago. I regret that I took a disposable film camera out there that night when we already had a digital one. At least I have these prints.

Hanging out on the expansive Malecón. (Wikipedia definition of the Malecón: a broad esplanade, roadway, and seawall that stretches for 8 km (5 miles) along the coast in Havana, Cuba.)

There are hundreds of people, maybe thousands socializing out there all the time. At night, it’s especially good, just packed with people.

The photos below: many stories were traded that night, music was made, rum was consumed.

I’m still in touch with some in the picture: Delvis, Reinier, and Alex. Brian and I are in the pics. You can guess.

I didn’t know it while we were there, but my cousin and her husband were in the fancy hotel district of Havana celebrating their honeymoon at the same time. They snuk (sneaked) over like us.

That was the summer Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina” song was popular. It was blasting out of many a car passing by.


morning reading

I spent the morning of Jan. 1 reading about Haiti and Cuba. ❤️
#cuba #callehabana

ceramic street sign in havana cuba "calle habana"

ceramic street sign in havana cuba “calle habana”

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