Cuba: How to starve as a Cuban for 30 days

An excellent report by Patrick Symmes, author of The Boys from Dolores: Fidel Castro’s Classmates from Revolution to Exile, who tried to live in Havana as a Cuban for a whole month on the official salary of $15:
THIRTY DAYS AS A CUBAN
Pinching pesos and dropping pounds in Havana

I will not cut and paste from the article, which must be read in its entirety.

Via Carlos Eire, who also links to Symmes Starves in Cuba for Harper’s; ‘The ultimate f*ck you to food writing’.

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2 Responses to “Cuba: How to starve as a Cuban for 30 days”

  1. Reformed dictators don’t exist | Fausta's Blog Says:

    [...] Speaking of starvation, make sure to read THIRTY DAYS AS A CUBAN Pinching pesos and dropping pounds in Havana, by Patrick Symmes, if you haven’t already. [...]

  2. Cuba: Doctors to earn $40 a month | Fausta's Blog Says:

    [...] They’ll still need to supplement their earnings through other means, if they don’t want to starve. [...]