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The Way of the Saints

One of the many shrines inside the House of Santeria in Callejon de Hamel, Cuba. People who practice the syncretic religion of Santeria worship many gods. All around the house were figures of different ethnicities, like seen here an Arabic, a Navajo Native American, an African American and a Caucasian all on the same ledge. Photo by Rick Ricioppo.

By Briana Lionetti Callejon de Hamel, Cuba – At the House of Santeria in Callejon de Hamel, Cuba, one will find statues of Navajo Native Americans, Chinese Buddhists, and Jesus Christ on the cross. There are also gifts to the … Continue reading

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Hot Coffee with Ice


By Briana Lionetti We started our day off at the Rafael Trejo boxing gym in Havana. We met Lisuan Lopez, 20, who was getting a bicep massage from his trainer Anna Somma. While my translator, Briceyda Landaverde, and I were talking to … Continue reading

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Briana Lionetti

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Briana Lionetti is currently a first year graduate student pursuing her master’s in science journalism. She graduated from Stony Brook in May 2015 with a dual degree in biology and journalism. Ever since she was young, she wanted to be an ER physician – that … Continue reading

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