The 10-Block Pedestrian Zone on Cuba’s Isle of Youth

Boulevards for pedestrians are in fashion here in Cuba and provincial capitals compete to be the most beautiful and attractive. Nueva Gerona, the main city on the Isle of Youth, wasn’t left behind as the capital of the so-called Special Municipality, which is in fact an island province that appears in chronicles ever since 1519 with the name Isle of Pines.

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Cuba’s State-run Food Establishments Obsessed with Repairs

Even though a large number of establishments used during the last half a century by the state-owned food service sector were leased out or managed by cooperatives, over 50% still remain under government control. Repairing a state-run establishments is a lucrative business, they allocate materials and a lot of them end up far from the place where the remodeling work is taking place.

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