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The classic cars of Havana

The classic cars of Havana

Peter Wang,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


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As a petrol head, illegal street racing scene in the movies can always touch my heart, while this time it blew my mind by showing 1949 Chevrolets Fleetlin race 1956 Ford Crown Victoria on the ramshackle, half-ruined, but somehow beautiful main street of Havana, just as Pico Iyer wrote,”...in commun...

Cuba’s working women

Cuba’s working women

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 21, 2017


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In Cuba, this is a common occurrence, as women dominate much of the workforce. They work as museum curators, doctors, professors and teachers; they own businesses and hold public office. They make up 66 percent of the labor force and more than 70 percent of professionals are women, according to a study...

The shores of Cuba

The shores of Cuba

Hannah Childress,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


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Gaining access to information on water activities in Cuba proved harder than expected. Some local Cubans claimed that access to water for recreational or commercial purposes is strictly prohibited or limited. As one local street artist who goes by Martí said, “It is learning to see the lies… to ...

Working out in Havana

Working out in Havana

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


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With a lack of resources, income and support from the government, the fitness industry has been under complete independence by the professionals in the field. Fitness enthusiasts were forced to build their own equipment from scratch and use broken down machines from the eighties in order to get a pump...

Tracing family history in Cuba

Tracing family history in Cuba

Daniel Arevalo,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


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After visiting the calming, yet intimidating ocean, there was only one last main item on my checklist for my time in Caibarién: La Corneta. Illo said Felix had it stored for him and in the months leading up to my trip Estrella received word of my visit and readied it for me. She kept it safe for Il...

Tourism boosts Cuba’s ecomony

Tourism boosts Cuba’s ecomony

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

September 21, 2017


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Havana, Cuba is a city with warm beaches at just a 30-minute drive away, an old town filled with charm and colorful buildings. From an American perspective, Cuba looks like a place stuck in the 50s with old American cars, warm beaches, exhilarating music and a relaxed lifestyle, which makes it a per...

Cuba’s place in Latin American history

Cuba’s place in Latin American history

Cristian Sanchez,
Contributor

September 20, 2017


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The underlying cause for most of these revolutions in Latin America is, to my mind, more rooted in the want of economic and national independence. When most of these lands are reaped for their benefits by overseas investors and business conglomerates while the country itself sees little to none of s...

Cuba’s unique architecture

Cuba’s unique architecture

Christine Andersen,
Contributor

September 20, 2017


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Havana is home to some of the most unique architecture in the world. The earliest architecture in Havana reflects medieval Spanish style, but Havana has gone through many architectural renaissances over time. There are hints of early Spanish, Greek, Italian, and Roman styles scattered all over the city....

The restaurateurs of Havana

The restaurateurs of Havana

Camille Sparkman,
Contributor

September 20, 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 made a leveled economic playing field for its citizens, essenti...

La libreta

La libreta

Alexandra Archuleta,
Contributor

September 20, 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 they...

Permanent souvenirs from Cuba

Permanent souvenirs from Cuba

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

September 20, 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. Tattoos have come a long way since the heyday of the 1950s when they were asso...

Fitness culture in Cuba

Fitness culture in Cuba

Adam Murphy,
Contributor

September 20, 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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