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A creative solution to the transportation problems caused by the American trade
embargo with Cuba is the use of the camello, a passenger trailer pulled by
a diesel transport tractor, such as the one pictured below on a Havana street.

Camello on Havana Street

Juan Carlos Tabio's film The Waiting List (Lista de Espera) captures many of the frustrations
of life in Cuba under the embargo while also depicting the determination with which people
struggle to find not only transportation, but also the joy and pleasures that give meaning to life.
The movie received a well-deserved official selection for the Cannes 2000 Audience Award.

Sugar cane is a major Cuban export depicted on the three peso banknote.

Reporting on his visit to a Cuban sugar plantation and mill in 1989, James
Michener wrote "This was the heart of Cuba, for as sugar went, so went
the Cuban economy. He quoted a workman who told him, "If the Soviet
Union stopped buying our sugar at three cents above the world price, we'd
be in sore trouble" (Six Days in Havana, 89). Since that time, the Soviet Union
has ceased to exist and sugar prices have tumbled to the point where the return
is less than the cost of production. Fields go unplanted. The government has
diversified the economy, placing increasing emphasis on tourism since the 1990's.

Cuba is famous for its cigars.

This picture was taken in a cigar factory in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuban Souvenir Shop
Books, Music and Memorabilia on Sale from

Cuba: A New History by Richard Gott

Eyewitness Travel Guides to Cuba by DK Travel Writers

Buena Vista Social Club CD

Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer CD

Buena Vista Social Club VHS Format Video

Buena Vista Social Club DVD

Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo CD

Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution by Thomas G. Patterson

The Bay of Pigs and the CIA by Roger Ricardo

Decision for Disaster : Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs

Eyewitness Travel Guides to Cuba (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Guantanamo: Bay of Discord by Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Lonely Planet Cuba (Lonely Planet Cuba)

Mi Moto Fidel : Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba

Moon Handbooks: Cuba (2nd Edition)

Six Days in Havana by James A. Michener and John Kings

Underwater Photography Solutions:
Sealife SCL 529 Reef Master 35mm Underwater Camera
Sealife DC250 2MP Underwater Digital Camera
Sealife DC300 3MP Underwater Digital Camera
Sony Cybershot DSC U60 2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera

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