Update on Havana’s San Rafael Boulevard and Public Bathrooms

It’s been almost two months since the last time I walked down San Rafael Boulevard, one of Havana’s busiest pedestrian streets, as hundreds of Cubans walk up and down it every day. bIt’s being totally made-over and even though they dug up the ground months ago, now they’ve dug it up again. We are also still waiting for the public bathrooms to be completed.

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Teachers’ Day in Cuba

Every year, we celebrate Teachers’ Day in Cuba on December 22nd. This date was chosen because it was the day that Cuba declared itself a nation free of illiteracy, after carrying out a literacy campaign organized by Fidel Castro in 1961. It deserves to be a day of celebration, but it should also be a day for us to reflect upon the importance of teachers within society.

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