Journalism is Art and Creation

P: Do you agree that journalism is the best job in the world?

“My reply would rather be that is the perfect one for me.”

“As a child I played a doctor, a teacher, a singer and some other games, then I knew I wanted to be a writer and given the fact that there are no specific studies for it, I guessed that journalism would be the closest to that. It’s curious, because I was preparing for the entrance exams in Mathematics when I heard of the proficiency test for journalism studies, I took it and I passed. That’s when I forgot about the world of numbers. Now if I could choose another life, I would go with the military. It’s a debt I have with life, or life with me.”

P: What do you like most about your profession?

“About being a journalist what I like the most is the chance to meet people, to tell the stories of them, to place them in their right time and help them. What I dislike the most is that journalism is sometimes limited to a single procedure. Journalism is art, it is creation, even mysticism. And all those who don’t want to see this are away from reality.”

If you could choose an interviewee from any part of the world, or any time, who would it be?

“That would be Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, widely known as Ché, because he is alongside Camilo my dearest hero. “His murder left a big wound in Cuba’s heart. Many things remain unknown about him as human being, as a revolutionary, as a Latin-American. The books on him, or his recorded voice are not enough; rather than interviewing him I’d like to have him alive with us.”

P: Which work has made you most satisfied?

“I think that all the works leave some satisfaction but among the latest I have made there is the coverage of the First National Meeting on Business Management and Cooperatives, organized by the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), held at the Hotel Atlántico Guardalavaca. There I had the chance to meet and interview Ramón Labañino Salazar, a man whose humbleness lies in the greatness of heroes.”

P: What do you like to do when you are not working?

“Journalism has the advantage of having things you like within work, like reading and writing, in addition to this I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching films, listening to music and I recently started cooking. I tell those who are familiar with the cuisine of my mother Sara that I inherited her talent. I love creole cuisine.”

P: Your favorite food, word or phrase?

“I love creole food, although I have lately developed a special preference for seafood. So a little from both. My favorite book is the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and the phrase is from this book: “You see clearly only through your heart, the essential is invisible to the eye”

P: How do you see yourself in ten years?

“I think with more preoccupations than now, with wrinkles, because I will be 35 years old, but with lots of dreams and much, much eagerness to do.” 

 

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