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Housing Market in Cuba

Cubans Speculate About What the Right to Buy and Sell Homes Will Mean

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

For too long we have behaved like outlaws in this area, so one shouldn't expect that starting now everything will be done according to the 16 pages of the new decree.

Lack of a Housing Market Hides Vast Inequalities

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

If Cubans are allowed to buy and sell real estate, social differences -- today hidden behind an unpainted mansion or a shack full of appliances -- would break out into the open. The growing inequalities that official hypocrisy tries to hide would flourish.