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The restauranteurs of Havana

The restauranteurs of Havana

Camille Sparkman,
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August 22, 2017


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Somewhere around 80% of Cuba’s industries are owned and operated by the Cuban government, including restaurants. It has been this way since the 1960s when Cuba became a socialist government. Under the socialist regime, the Cuban government leveled the economic playing field for its citizens, essenti...

A permanent souvenir from Cuba

A permanent souvenir from Cuba

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

August 22, 2017


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Getting a tattoo while on vacation is not a new concept, as most tourists want to remember their time abroad. However, in a country that was only opened up to Americans two years ago, it might as well be an outlandish idea.

La libreta

La libreta

Alexandra Archuleta,
Contributor

August 21, 2017


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Cuban, government-owned supermarkets, otherwise known as bodegas, have been controlled by the Cuban government since Fidel Castro implemented a rations system in 1962. From Castro’s regime to present day, families are required to bring their state-issued ration book, known as la libreta, each time...

Fitness culture in Cuba

Fitness culture in Cuba

Adam Murphy,
Contributor

August 21, 2017


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As Cuba’s communist government increasingly opens up to the world and embraces a more free market economy, it will be interesting to see how the island and its fitness culture changes. Only time will tell, but the passion and desire for this culture are already vibrant on the island and will only gro...

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