The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Portraits of working women: Overcoming ‘machismo’ in Cuba

Portraits of working women: Overcoming 'machismo' in Cuba
August 29, 2017

Inside the dim doorway of a crumbling, unmarked building in Old Havana, 33-year-old Lily Castro Sevilla prepares her makeshift wooden nail station for the next customer. Half-empty nail polish reminiscent...

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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