- Going fishing... Cuban style (with condoms).Musicians searching for an audience on Havana’s Malecón tonight.Fishing for octopus.@cubajournal watching the sun go down (no edits to the photo, Cuban sunsets don’t need them.)Going places....Dame una mano.... give me a hand....The Havana flight.My first time walking across the US-Mexico border.Los tres mariachis.The wall.Good morning Juárez.... back in Mexico, covering the tragic shooting in El Paso, Texas that changed the lives of so many along the border.Hello gorgeous. A rare Studebaker, don’t see too many of these.This little piggy went for a swim in the ocean...In his natural habitat.Taking it all in.Cuba in the 90’s... the last of the batch of photos I just came across of my trips to Cuba during the Special Period. This was just a few years after the Soviet Union collapsed and many wondered if the Cuban government could survive the loss of its largest trading partner. Now 20 years later some worry that Cuba is returning to those days of rationing and shortages as the crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration’s sanctions take their toll.Some more of my photos from Cuba in the 90’s. I am enjoying rediscovering these images which have been boxed up for over a decade. Has Cuba changed much? Well back then the Soviet Union had just collapsed, there was no internet, news of the outside world trickled in slowly and the island was about as hermetically sealed as any place on Earth. There were only a handful of international flights each week. I got bumped from a Cubana flight to Nassau and had to wait three days for the next one. On my first trip I told people I was Canadian for the first hour or so. That’s how long it took me to realize that most Cubans loved Americans, even if they had never met one before. I left with a bag full of letters for people’s families in the States.Cuba in the 90’s.... Helping my Mom pack up and move this week in the US and I came across a box of some of my first photos I took of Cuba in the mid 1990’s. A treasure trove of memories, some photos that I took with my old Nikon F that worked, many more that didn’t and my first glimpse of a country that got into my blood immediately. More to come...A commando stands guard inside the court house in Santo Domingo where the suspects that police say plotted to kill famed Dominican baseball player David Ortiz face charges.@cubajournal in our favorite Old Havana coco spot. Have to love the seats made from a bath tub cut in two.