Malecon, Havana

Havana, Cuba – 12 August 2008

A young Cuban boy goes to fish from a rubber tyre in Malecon, a promenade and seawall in Havana, Cuba. Since private ownership of a real estate is not allowed in Cuba and investments in Cuba are extremely limited, many valuable buildings in Old Havana have fallen into ruin. About 50 years after the national rebellion led by Fidel Castro and adopting the communist ideology shortly after the victory, the Caribbean island of Cuba is the only country in Americas having the socialist political system. Although the Cuban state-controlled economy has never been developed enough to allow Cubans living in social conditions similar to the US or to Europe, mostly middle-age and older Cubans still support the Castro Brothers' regime and the idea of the Cuban Revolution. Since the 1990s Cuba struggles with chronic economic crisis and mainly young Cubans call for the economic changes.

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