Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send funds
Thursday, 12 September 2019 Jason Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to the advent of cryptocurrency trading in Communist-run Cuba.
Cuban girls are turning face masks into fashion accessories for their quinceanera photoshoots, curating them to match their 15th birthday party outfits - both out of safety concerns and to show how they came of age during the coronavirus pandemic. Gavino Garay has more.
A box of good quality Habanos Cuban cigars can cost thousands of dollars. Every hand-rolled Cuban cigar goes through about 500 manual tasks from seed to cigar. For more than 200 years, the culture of cigar making in Cuba hasn't changed. The process takes about a year. The tobacco leaves are grown, harvested, and hung in drying houses called secaderos before a slow fermentation occurs.
Ever since the coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb. Underneath it is Feridia Rojas, 82, who decided to build and wear mobile housing to shield herself from the virus that is particularly deadly to seniors, in a country where personal protective equipment is not sold at stores.
Judge Herbert Moses of the Manhattan Supreme Court set an Oct. 10 trial date on Tuesday for the actor Cuba Gooding Jr., who was charged with groping a woman at a... Reuters Also reported by •ContactMusic