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Being a Woman and Mother in Cuba Means Sacrifice

In Cuba, the first game girls play is “happy homes” which involves filling toy pots and pans with rice and beans so we can play at cooking them while we look after dolls as if they were our own children. If we have brothers, then we protect and pamper them, as if they were our own children, washing their clothes and even making their meals.

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Morning Time in any Cuban Town

I left home and went down to the town center to look for something to eat, and I came to heads with Cuban reality. A woman approached me asking for a bookstore, she had come from Playa in western Havana, looking for a book that had been located here. I gave her directions.

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La Concha, One of Havana’s Western Beaches

On Saturday, I went to “La Concha” beach, in the Playa municipality to the west of Havana city, with my sisters and my 10-year-old nephew. La Concha, was an old club that was very prosperous and popular before 1959. The unfortunate state of ruin it finds itself in today made me truly sad. (28 photos)

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Cuban Rock at the Casa de la Amistad

For a while now, “Casa de la Amistad”, which is located on Paseo street between 17th and 19th streets in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood, has been holding a rock jam. The host is rock band La vieja escuela and it invites a different band every Sunday to play between 6 and 10 PM. (10 photos)

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Time to Kick a Bad Habit

For 20 years now, we have seen a food product here in Cuba called PELLY, which is also known as Chicotico because of the smell its cheesy flavor emits. Children have been the ones who consume this product the most, thanks to their parents who buy it for them.

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