The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Havana’s unique architecture and efforts to preserve it

Havana’s unique architecture and efforts to preserve it
August 28, 2017

Walking through the streets of Havana is like walking through a nirvana of color, smells, culture and history. Roaming the narrow hallways, tourists enter small shops filled with the same souvenirs they’ve...

Kali Persall

Kali Persall
August 27, 2017

The garbage revolution The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However,...

A woman’s place in a foreign country

A woman's place in a foreign country
July 26, 2017

My favorite monument in Havana lives in the courtyard of the Plaza Vieja. A voluptuous woman wielding a fork rides a giant rooster that stands poised on one leg. There’s no plaque and no explanation...

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California State University East Bay
Plaza Vieja