Cubans have looked for many ways to survive endemic shortages. Many have embarked on the adventure of going to other countries to look for products to bring back and sell in Cuba. Yanet Salgado Oliva is 24 years old, from Mayabeque, and she regularly travels to Guyana.
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.
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.