Photo feature by Juan Suarez
HAVANA TIMES — It’s early July and a heat wave has taken over the streets of Havana. I’ve heard rumors that the electricity was cut in some places. Where I live a lot of people go to bed tense worried they will cut the power in the early morning as many are living in a room without windows, with just a single fan to help alleviate this nocturnal hellfire.
Yesterday, the blackout took place near my own home, at 2 am an electric post fell down. At dawn, a family stood at their front door trying to cool themselves with the little breeze there was outside after having suffered a night in a tropical sauna.
Problems with the oil supply from Venezuela, a sharp decline in fuel, less public transport, an off-and-on city and warnings for the upcoming months. Queues, shortages of basic items, the fight to get your hands on a peso, hope that the economy will improve, kids’ holidays, these are all a part of our daily lives. Another difficult summer is heading this way and I ask, what’s it going to be like?
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