My first love, the island of my childhood. In 2009, I walked over 100 miles during the course of three weeks in Havana. I walked everywhere, spoke to strangers, sat around for hours in places waiting for the sunset, adults, children, animals. These are portraits of a life that could have been.
¡CUBA VIVA! is a three-part series focusing on life in our sister country to the south, Cuba.
By Hemley González
Originally from Havana, Cuba, Hemley González moved to Miami with his parents in 1989. He is the founder of Responsible Charity, a humanist charity organization providing education to children in slum communities and villages in India, and empowering women and men to overcome poverty. Find out more at ResponsibleCharity.org.