The Private Sector and Social Inequality – Analysis

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Patrick Farrell, Class of 2019 The Cuban Revolution was fought for equality in all respects. Every Cuban is to have the same opportunities and the same standard of living. But on…

Study Abroad: Cuba 2018

Top Five Things to Do in Havana Video Produced and Edited by Franz Lalaine Yabis, Class of 2018  

Havana Nights

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Jayson Ildefonso, Class of 2020 As people head through the doors, gentlemen are greeted by a woman dressed in a bold glittery costume handing each man a single cigar, while ladies…

Pour Me Another: The Business of Booze

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Tristan Cotto and Norky Torres, Class of 2018   An island not too far off the coast of Florida is one that we all know of yet do not really know…

Cuba’s Crumbling – An Opinion Piece

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Jonathan Veintimilla, Class of 2020 Travelers exalt the island’s beauty while warning of the lack of technology and toilet paper, but not many people speak of the deterioration crisis.  No advice…

The Life of Women in Cuba

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Isaaida Carmona-Belliard, Class of 2020 Mirtha Garcell was born and raised in Cuba. She is successful operating a boarding house in the tourism area in Havana, Cuba. Her parents were farmers,…

Money for Music in Cuba’s Economy

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) Consistently low state-regulated salaries and massive layoffs of government employees have led many Cuban citizens to pursue self-employment within the tourism industry. by Gabriella Robles and Neidy Gutierrez For Havana native Angel…