Author

Yudarkis Veloz Sarduy

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

In their effort to stay alive, Cubans are not aware of their exposure to early aging and of the speed with which this country will age, with all its implications: a decrease in intellectual and physical production, the need for medical attention, for medicine, for caregivers, surroundings and physical-environmental structures, all of which are essential.

Reflections after Irma

Reflections after Irma

Each crisis situation promotes opportunism, speculation and an ugly display of human misery. But in order to survive and grow, we’ll have to watch out for those slip-ups that empower those whose money enables them to get their electricity back before anyone else.

Cuba’s free healthcare

Cuba’s free healthcare

In Cuba, public health care is free and universal. Cuba also has medics who travel abroad on international missions. This service brought to the Cuban Treasury more than $8.2 billion in 2014, an amount much greater than international tourism; but it has also created problems on the island where there are now fewer doctors and a greater number of patients.

Building is a pain, in more ways than one

Building is a pain, in more ways than one

Any Cuban can tell hundreds of stories about the art of building. There’s a thousand ways to find the space, but no one can avoid the need to — at the very least — recover a wall, replace a door or break a floor because underneath there’s a broken pipe.

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