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The Caribbean and Central America

La Havana’s Malecón is the place where city meets de sea. Around there people fish, bike, walk, play, sing or sit on the wall enjoying the scenery and the movement. It does not matter if it is day or night, it is always crowded. I was paying attention and shooting everything when I found this urban intervention of the Cuban flag-shaped puzzle being disassembled… or maybe was it being assembled? The interpretation belongs to each one. What does it mean for you?

Curaçao was my first trip to the Caribbean. I was expecting to get into a small island, tropical, full of palm tree, several beaches… then I faced a huge oil refinery in an island with desertic vegetation!

One of the most authentic experiences I had in Guatemala happened in San Andrés Itzapa, a small city around Antigua. I was with my Spanish teacher Francisco and we took a “chicken bus” to a place known by the devotion of San Simón, a kind of pagan saint beloved by Guatemalans. The ceremony was an excellent opportunity to see the religious syncretism so strong in Latin America. Catholic elements such rosaries and candles mix with indigenous religion represented by incenses and offers.

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