The Pioneer

The Pioneer

The dogs of Cuba

The dogs of Cuba
September 21, 2017

In the bright, worn streets of a tourist-filled Old Havana, a furry canine laid seemingly lifeless on the cobblestone ground. As I walked closer to see if it was still breathing, the dog perked its head...

Cuban hospitality

Cuban hospitality
September 21, 2017

When visiting Cuba, tourists have two different options on where they would like to stay; a traditional hotel, which would be the obvious choice, or a “casa particular.” With Cuba being an impoverished...

Relating to Cuba

Relating to Cuba
September 21, 2017

We all need water to survive, we need dirt to plant seeds and with the mixture of the two it creates an element that we need in order to grow. They call this little community in Cuba the mud but not for...

The classic cars of Havana

The classic cars of Havana
September 21, 2017

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,...

Cuba’s working women

Cuba's working women
September 21, 2017

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...

The shores of Cuba

The shores of Cuba
September 21, 2017

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....

Working out in Havana

Working out in Havana
September 21, 2017

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...

Tracing family history in Cuba

Tracing family history in Cuba
September 21, 2017

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...

Tourism boosts Cuba’s ecomony

Tourism boosts Cuba's ecomony
September 21, 2017

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...

Cuba’s place in Latin American history

Cuba's place in Latin American history
September 20, 2017

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...

Cuba’s unique architecture

Cuba's unique architecture
September 20, 2017

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...

The restaurateurs of Havana

The restaurateurs of Havana
September 20, 2017

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...

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