This post focuses on Alejandro, a man who runs a tattoo shop out of his home. He is part of a much larger story by Hannah Bernstein and Ysabelle Kempe that touches upon how the US embargo affects the individual lives of Cuban citizens. Alejandro’s son, Brian, is 6 and suffers from cancer. Thanks to government aid and his business, they get by. But sometimes that isn’t enough. Regardless, this man was one of the most kind and welcoming people I encountered in Cuba, and I can’t wait to go back and see him again.