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  • ...cooperatives dubbed "Basic Units of Cooperative Production (UBPC) " produced only 10% of the 5.7 million tons of the vegetables, rice, beans and fruits grown throughout the country. That is, 570,000 tons. The other 90% (5.1 million tons) was produced by private farmers...
    pl@... Jul 12, 2017
  • ...thriving business that offers horseback rides to travelers. They gain much more from these “ecotours” than they could sowing beans or tobacco, another change that is due to the avalanche of visitors. “Before this was predominantly a farming area with strong...
    pl@... Jun 27, 2017
  • ...costosísimos y no se venden en Cuba. No obstante, existen grupos que llevan un montón de años tocando bien, como Zeus y Rice and Beans. En otros lares serían multimillonarios, superestrellas del rock. A pesar de todo y el rechazo oficial, los rockeros persisten...
    pl@... Jun 21, 2017
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  • ...peek at a modest bedroom. My first night in Cuba ends with a stewed green papaya dessert and Guilarte showing how to roast coffee beans and brew coffee the traditional way and then sharing a cigar. Santiago de Cuba, with half a million people, is often described...
    pl@... Jun 21, 2017
  • ...average worker. What are the humble left with? A ration of seven pounds of rice and five pounds of sugar, twenty ounces of dried beans, one small bread roll per day and half a kilogram of chicken per month. Health care and education are seemingly free (which is...
    pl@... Jun 15, 2017
  • ...photo of President Vladimir Putin with the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The Cuban cook serves up cheap homemade dishes of rice, beans and shredded pork. The shopping center offers a translation service and Cuban immigrants work in the center’s cheap jewelry stalls...
    pl@... Jun 9, 2017
  • ...slice into the air. Her pit bull Mentira jumps up to catch it. “Ella Italiana,” Rodriguez jokes. She grabs a handful of black beans and dips them into the water to wash, holding them out in her palm. The color contrasts with the turquoise on her nails. “Me...
    pl@... May 30, 2017
  • ...step back. Five years ago potatoes were rationed. Until one fine day, the bright sparks in the government decided that, along with beans, they should be sold by the pound. So that, everyone was fucked, with potatoes becoming a sumptuary good. If you wanted to eat...
    pl@... May 8, 2017
  • ...behind the grated metal doors, barber shears buzzed and people congregated in hidden cafeterias for coffee and plates of rice and beans. Few of the businesses announced themselves with signs — but many had another message broadcast on their facades: “Gracias...
    pl@... May 7, 2017
  • ...difficult, but you don’t starve,” Dworin said with a smile, her eyes covered by lightly tinted glasses. “You have rice and beans and sometime you can get a live chicken from the farmer. I take it to the shohet, who performs the slaughter. “We have about...
    pl@... Apr 16, 2017