Camilo Barcenas was so clumsy in his school art classes that it could well be said he had two left hands. His two limbs were so imprecise and uncoordinated that if asked to draw a cone, he would end up with a cube; if they asked for a cube, he’d get a trapezoid.
So what can a peso by at the bodega or shop where the head of the family has their ration card registered, a system which has been in place since 1963 and continues to this day.
Noriko Shingaki arrived in Cuba five years ago from Osaka where she was born: “I decided to offer my cooking to whoever wants to try it, I make family meals, the kind that can be eaten daily at any Japanese home.”
For over a decade, I had been listening to fellow Greeks rave about their exotic vacation in Cuba. “People are so happy in spite of their poverty. They sing and dance everywhere, even in the streets” was what most had to say, showing off photos to prove it.
I left my house early yesterday for the center of town to try and get some flour to make a panetela cake for my littlest son on his birthday. I couldn’t find it at the hard currency stores and then I went to a place called Dona Yuya…
Cuba’s Central highway opened on February 24, 1931. It covers 1139 kilometers, from Pinar del Rio to Santiago de Cuba, and it’s narrow 6 meters of width are no match for the 21st century.
The new relationship between the US and Cuba opened the door to Hollywood productions filming on the island and the hiring of local support staff. The current filming of “Fast and Furious 8” in the Cuban capital has been a major event, with advantages and disadvantages depending on each person’s perspective.
Beer drinkers in Cuba have been on edge since the press acknowledged the domestic industry’s inability to satisfy the growing demand for the product at State hard currency stores and private businesses, a situation now coupled with the tourism boom.
On April 7, at the Cienfuegos headquarters of the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists, Guillermo Grenier looked fresh, going into and coming out of the venue, restless. There was nothing to indicate the man had walked nearly 300 kilometers in less than two weeks.
The secretary’s office of the National Assembly has rejected the citizens’ initiative to repeal Law #840, which ratifies the Canal concession and the related land expropriations. It declared itself “legally incapable” of processing the request presented on April 7 by the rural movement known as the National Council for the Defense of our Land, Lake and National Sovereignty.