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Between Supply and Demand in Cuba’s Markets

In Cuba, there are supply and demand agro-markets, which differ from state-run markets because they always have produce, but prices are much higher. Here the law of “take it or leave it” is applied, and the sellers set the tune, some of which would rather see their produce go to rot than lower their prices.

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A Cuban Mom Who Believes in Miracles

On September 21st 1998, Yosier Hernandez Quinones, then 7 years old, confirmed that miracles really do exist. Even today, twenty years later, people still remember that night in the Pinar del Rio province, which includes the city of Candelaria. His mother, Aida Hernandez Quinones (54 years old), hasn’t forgotten a single detail.

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