What Are Telephones For?

Have you ever tried to track down some kind of product, house appliance, disposable diapers, medicine, etc. using the phone in Cuba? Have you ever had to call a pharmacy to track down some kind of medicine?

A Dirty City

Walking through there is almost impossible, not because something is blocking the way physically, but because breathing is an unbearable task. The riverbed is becoming narrower, not because of the plants that normally grow in its waters exactly, but because of the piles of garbage.

School has started in Cuba and…

The speech is always the same, just the voices and names of those giving them change. That the new academic year will start and schools will be ready, that teachers will be waiting with a smile for children in their classrooms.

Retirement on a Shoestring

The pension retirees receive here in Cuba is ridiculous. Who can live on 400 pesos (20 usd) a month? And whoever has this much can give themselves a pat on the back, as my grandmother would say, because some people don’t even get 200 pesos.