Cuba Santeria Music and Dance

March 12th, 2015|Cuba|

Santeria is a dominant religion in Cuba, brought by West African slaves.  It's complicated - multiple gods and goddesses for various ailments and desires, trances, sacred drumming and dance.  Even animal sacrifice.

Cuba Socialism and Social Media

March 10th, 2015|Cuba|

Socialism in Cuba provides limited food rations (rice, beans, oil, scarce meat, milk for kids under age 7), and marginal housing.  Average wages equate to about $20 a month, so there isn't a lot of [...]

Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba

March 7th, 2015|Cuba|

Charming Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone streets, at least for the central tourist areas.  In the non-touristy areas, Cuba has a real housing problem.  Crumbling concrete and brick buildings, battered by tropical sun and hurricanes, [...]