The cost of the cheapest pair of shoes is equivalent to the average monthly wage of any worker. Thus, we must choose between living for thirty days or providing our children with a pair of sneakers, sandals or boots.
Mine was painted blue with a handle and reinforced metal hinges to avoid my being robbed. It was a wooden suitcase that accompanied me to several agri...
Yesterday, Queen Street's noisy traffic stopped, the indigents rose from the ground and the food kiosks closed for a while. It was the day of pilgrimage of the Virgin of Charity, whose worship now spreads among Cubans after decades of forced atheism.
From time to time they invite you to be on some comedy show on TV, but you don't earn a living from this. You prefer to be hired by one of the exclusive restaurants that have begun to spring up all over Havana.
Filled with rumors, the cellphone network is, in Cuba today, a speedy way of spreading news of events that the official press silences.
Every Monday I share stories, apprehensions and dreams with Judith Torrea and Juan Ramón Lucas on the radio program "On Days Like Today." We talk as if we are in a living room, without sipping coffee but with great familiarity.
Many Havanans have found, in these newly reconstructed sites, a place for strolling, taking their children, sitting in the shade of a bougainvillea. What was, a few decades ago, a neighborhood in ruins, today is a true island of comfort and beauty.
He was working for a new kind of corporation, one of those occupying a luxurious mansion in the Miramar neighborhood and importing goods from abroad.
Since September 23rd, the oil painting of a young man leaning over a lake, attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, has been on display in the Museum of Fine Arts in Havana. After the listlessness of August, this art exhibit brings back to us the sensation of being a part of the world.
Yesterday's publication of Decree 292 -- for the ownership transfer of motor vehicles -- has been the culmination of several decade's wait.