The world according to PJ Gutiérrez


Pedro Juan Gutiérrez is a Cuban novelist who is sometimes described as a Caribbean Bukowski.  Try “Dirty Havana Trilogy”

This is at his penthouse close to Malecon in Havana. Much of the story in his books happens in this very house and the surroundings.

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New year celebration in Havana 2006.

A big part of the city’s inhabitants gathered in Malecon to enjoy great music and dance all night long. Spirit is high. The Cubans knows how to party but things can get carried away sometimes.

The government seems terrified of disorder and therefore displays huge numbers of
military, police and other security officials to maintain a sense of safety and control.

Now.. I am sure this particular security guard (whatever that bottle contains?) is doing his best but….