“It is a moment of great confusion in Havana and the rest of the island,” says Mariacarla Baseggio, an Italian sociologist who has lived in Cuba for more than 50 years.
Confusion indeed: diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba have been re-established, but the embargo still remains. Confusion also because Cuba is a country already in transition since Raúl Castro came into power.
Some progress has been made regarding social freedoms and international relations, though poverty is widespread. Cubans are now waiting for changes as discussions continue, expecting better life conditions and economic growth.
“With everything happening right now, I think it may bring us an easier daily situation,” says Julia (not her real name), a 40-year-old resident of Havana. Through pictures, I tried to reflect the feeling of Cubans inside the capital, Havana, the cornerstone of the revolution and the heart of the island’s political and economical history.
“Speaking about daily life in Cuba can be really hard,” says Julia. However pictures speak for themselves.