The Pioneer

The Pioneer

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...

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine
August 29, 2017

It is always interesting when traveling abroad to experience that first reality check, which confirms you are not home. Today, in Havana, Cuba it is expected you will see cars from the 1950s, a not-so-modern...

Cuban restaurants find ways to thrive despite US embargo

Cuban restaurants find ways to thrive despite US embargo
August 28, 2017

Shortly after 12 p.m. on a Thursday in Old Havana, a man donned in chef’s outfit is yelling out to people as they pass by in the sweltering sun. The chef is wearing a white hat and a short-sleeve shirt,...

Camille Sparkman

Camille Sparkman
August 23, 2017

Patriotism or die After arriving in Cuba, it did not take long to see how the Cubans honor the revolution that occurred over fifty-years ago. I saw many billboards and murals in and around Havana that...

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