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Poverty in Cuba

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This break, my family and I traveled to Cuba under the title of “helping the Cuban people." I had not expected to see such an extreme extent of poverty shown by decaying buildings, lack of food, and the limitations on products. Although, my camera was about to die as well as having little storage, I managed to take a few photos of the utter poverty, shown by stores and buildings, as well as the vibrant colors, people, and architecture of Havana, Cuba.

Old man crossing the street.



Decaying Architecture

Two men sitting in front of an abandoned building. The inside of the building looked like this:

Further up the street, a water pipe was spewing water directly onto the street, which held piles of broken cement blocks and bricks.

Another building that was falling apart. People would still live in places that would be deemed dangerous, homes where the door of an apartment would open to a gaping abyss rather than a flight of stairs.


View from a cafĂ©, belonging to housing for students o…
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Good childhood memory: I guess, I had a cat when I was younger.

What makes you happy now: I have a cat now.

Good childhood memory: So many of them! Christmas of 1979, temperature was about 67 degrees outside. Me and my brother had gotten matching leather jackets and some headphones for christmas, the big ones that they used to have. We got that, and we got bikes.

Happy now: My wife and kids.

Good childhood memory: Oh lord. Spending time with my sisters. We used to hangout and my sister would braid my hair all the time.
Happy now: Spending time with family, spending time with friends. Getting home while the sun is still up.


Good childhood memory in black: Vacations with my family. In blue: I would agree. What makes you happy now: The same
Good childhood memory: Oh my god. Playing baseball in the park by my house. Happy now: my children