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Compare and Contrast in Cuba

Here are two photos from Cuba to compare and contrast:

Via the Twitter feed of Cuban independent blogger Yusnaby Perez:

Flores Residences - Homes for sale or rent exclusively to foreigners.

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In comparison to...
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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EmWTy2-R8n8/UQbQu_0rjaI/AAAAAAAAAWs/i3JtXmMpMvE/s640/DSC00282.JPG

The often typical residence in Cuba available to Cubans.

Now before anyone says there are major housing disparities in all countries, including the U.S., consider the fact that the Castro dictatorship effectively owns all real estate in Cuba. Therefore, this compare and contrast is not so much about Cuba's disparity in housing, but about what housing the Cuban regime decides to build and maintain and for who.

H/T Ziva

1 comment to Compare and Contrast in Cuba

  • asombra

    The comparison is too favorable. Those buildings in the second photo are too freshly painted to be representative; they're probably in a relatively well-maintained part of old Havana or some other tourist area.