A typical Cuban day is synonymous with a journey full of dangers. Not because of the gain or loss of a business, nor the ups or downs of market prices. Instead, because one must resort to illegal activities in order to survive.
The Cuban population tends to instantly consume whatever they get their hands on. For those who tend to be thrifty, one month's salary could last them a week. As for the rest (which is the majority), between contracted debts, electricity, and the purchase of rickety subsidized food quotas, that salary is spent in less than 24 hours.
So then one is forced to live off of "inventions"- a word which in Cuba means "to live from whatever appears". Or from whatever can be found daily, whether it be legal or illegal.
To live "the Cuban style" means to buy and resell absolutely anything, keeping in mind that such an action could be considered a crime of "reception of stolen goods", speculation, or monopolization. It also means to turn to the black market, which always has a better stock than the state market and which always has more affordable prices.
It means to keep your eyes wide open because in each block there are eyes which are constantly watching, even though those eyes (which belong to the members of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution) are very well aware that no one can live off of the earned salaries.
The "watchers" tend to be suspicious of neighbors with higher economic income. They automatically think that such wealth comes from remittances sent by relatives abroad, or because they live off of "inventions", or in other words, illegalities.
For the authorities, such a presumption is valid. The improvement or increase of quality in a citizen's life is a sufficient cause to unleash a confiscation process against them under the pretext of "illicit enrichment". In this case, the charge of the proof is inverted. It is the individual who must prove to the authorities that their assets do not stem from illegality.
Besides, Cubans have the duty of denouncing the events which transgress the law. The failure to fulfill such an obligation is listed in the Penal Code as a crime. It is all designed and arranged very well. In order to facilitate its job against illegalities, the government created a complex network of anonymous denunciations. Such denunciations are usually products of envy, personal grudges, or low levels of ethics.
The prosperity of one neighbor may worry or bother other neighbors who have accumulated years of frustration and find themselves in a stagnant kind of life. And the thing that pushes one to "snitch" could be something like an argument due to music being played very loud, a dispute among children, a disagreement over the limits of an adjacent property, or simply if someone does not like another person because they are rude and does not say hello to anyone.
In other instances, snitching is used to obtain impunity. People who think like that exist in every neighborhood, and their philosophy is something like this: "I engage in illegal business, so that's why I take part in denunciations and snitching on what others do, so that I am allowed to continue my own illegal activities."
It's a very difficult and twisted concept to grasp, especially for foreigners. But it is something that has become normal in Cuba. In a matter of necessity, of survival. It's one of the main sources which inform the authorities and it is known as "operative secret work". For revolutionary justice, a denunciation is proof of irrefutable culpability.
There is one reality: daily life not only forces you to violate the law, but it also offers you some "paths" to take to lighten your own load. It doesn't matter if it's to achieve impunity, but it is a necessity to give out information about the lives of others.
In sum, "my stuff comes first" is the maximum slogan of national survival. It is essential for living "the Cuban way".
He was just a typical child.This behaviour is typical of cats.
Yuca with garlic sauce
Well yes if an Indian and a Cuban had a child.
a typical cuban meal would consist of rice and beans and also roots and fruits
a typical day is a day ..that would be good for your self meaning everyone has a typical day what they do from the beginning of the day to the end of the day what is your typical day?
There are several Cuban holidays that are celebrated each year that include Liberation Day and Day of the Rebellion. Other Cuban holidays include Labor Day, Revolution Anniversary, and Christmas Day.
Typical Cuban foods include black beans, white rice, yellow rice, citrus marinades, garlic, and fried sliced banana (plantain).And olive oil and garlic marinades are often used as sauces
Singing in a singing competition, becoming the next Justin Bieber. All that jazz.
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a TYPICAL DAY IN ENGLAND IS 24 HOURS
JFK was an avid smoker. In typical political hypocracy, he had one of his aides buy up hundreds of cuban cigars before he signed the cuban embargo.
A most typical day for a pediatrician is when a under achool age child is getting his or her health check and turns out to be sick of cancer or short time of life and delivering a baby that doesnt make it, and the pediatricain has to tell the family the bad news and have to see all there faces drop............that would be a most typical day which id say every day
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Could you tell me a typical day of yours?
There's no such thing as "typical day". That is why is so much fun.
anything you do in a day
Cats, dogs, birds, fish...in other words, the same as anywhere else.
depends what type of job you do what a typical day at work is :)
Children didn't go to school back then. They were taught by their parents/ grandparents.
Liberation Day and Carnival Day are the most important.
Anything but typical.
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