Giuseppe Chiantera (Rome, 1978) freelance photojournalist and videomaker and United Nations Correspondents' Association Vienna correspondent.
Worked with Italian and foreign newspapers and magazines and agencies
Collaboration with humanitarian organizations and NGOs.
Focus on social sobjects and humanitarian and environmental issues.
Since Fidel Castro left power, there have been no pictures taken of him.
Cuba and the Cubans were accustomed to his daily presence in person, in photos, on television, articles in Gramma or over the radio. In the national collective imagination - and beyond - Cuba is Fidel and Fidel is Cuba.
His retirement from public life has meant that all that is left of his presence is archive footage. Archive photos portray him heroically as President, freedom fighter and revolutionary, at the peak of his power and of his duties. Not providing us with any further images and thus depriving us of a look into his retirement has freeze-framed Fidel in everyone's memories. Like his peers of the generation born in 1926, the Lider Maximo struggled with his ultimate destiny and legacy, in private, away from the historic, institutional and social milieus in which he moved throughout his career. He has, in essence, let go off the firm grasp he held on politics and the media for 50 years.
At the beginning of 2008, Fidel Castro announced his resignation as President of Cuba and his brother, Raúl Castro, was declared the new President. In his inauguration speech, Raúl promised that some of the restrictions on freedom in Cuba would be removed ensuring more rights to Cubans. These years are very contradictory and conflicting for the people of Cuba who are trying to fit new form of economic and social life. This process of “renovation” is still running and expediting which creates new and different social and economic issues for the population.
The Srebrenica genocide perpetrated against male Muslim civilians was the worst war crime committed in Europe since the Second World War. On July 11, 1995, Serbian troops based in the mountains surrounding Srebrenica entered the town. All boys and men aged 14 to 65 were separated from the women, children and elders, deported and massacred. Of the over 8,000 victims of the massacre, only a few thousand families have been able to bury their loved ones.
Since 2003, the year in which a Memorial was opened in the presence of the U.S. President Clinton, a long and ongoing funeral has been celebrated.
The slow and long process of reconstruction and identification through DNA testing of the fragments of the bodies seems to have no end. On 2010, the fifteenth anniversary of the genocide, more than 700 bodies were put to rest.