Posts Tagged: economy

Tom Haverford in Cuba? (maybe)

Around the second week we got here, me and three friends were wandering around looking for food to eat. Not knowing where to go, we allowed ourselves to be ushered into this modern white box that looked totally out of place among the romantic decay of Spanish architecture surrounding it. When we got inside we… Read more »

Reverse Culture Shock

I’m home! & boy, is it weird! Going to Cuba was a ridiculously cool and formative experience. I have grown as a person because of the trip, and I feel more confident in my abilities and life decisions. Additionally, I learned invaluable lessons about the role of the US in international politics, the realities of daily… Read more »

Burritos in Havana

Lucy Blumberg, Public Health in Cuba 2014 There’s a new restaurant in town. It’s called El Habanero Burrito, and it’s one of those hole-in-the-wall places that spills out onto the sidewalk of Calle 23, one of the busiest streets in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood where our group is staying. Their bright and colorful signs give diners… Read more »

The Economy is Falling off Trucks

By Anna Radoff, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2013 The first photo is of a ratio center where Cubans get food. The second is just a nice view. Only 20% of the Cuban economy is legal while the other 80% is made up of illegal exchanges. Here a family will only have access to small… Read more »