Themes

family [9 results]

Recording Piece Others themes Sumary
I-019c B08
IR-005 A04
I-026 B03 anecdote - miscellaneous
N-033 A01 studies
I-016a A03
I-024 A01 miscellaneous
SM-001a A01 work - economy - Cuba Cuba has both good things and bad things about it. The old people have food rations, but the young people live quite well because there is work. In Cuba everyone seems happy because that is their character. The young people are happy with the political situation. The old people, on the other hand, say that the previous Government allowed a lot of thievery but the streets were always clean. The transport workers, who were behind the revolution, say that their work was increased afterwards.La Habana is very dirty. It is pretty in itself, but its fašade is very dirty. Now they are looking for the tourists and building modern hotels.There is no money in Cuba. There is tobacco, sugar and coffee and what the land yields but there is no industry nor anything that makes money.Education is free for the young. Some study to become doctors, others lawyers, others for the military and others get a lot of indoctrinization from the political party. A comparison with the Russians. They are both forms of communism but the character of the people is quite different and that is what creates the differences.All the land belongs to the State. Nobody can own their own land. They form co-operatives. The wage depends on what they produce, they donĺt produce for themselves. The salaries have a difference of between one and seven, where those in services get the lowest wages. In each district there is an assembly and there they decide how much each should earn. Then the Government accepts that decision.Weddings are free. When they get bored, the divorce costs a hundred pesos (8,200 pts). The man gets married to a younger woman. Most couples separate. The children of those who stay together are educated by the Government. Education is free at all levels. There is also family life. The Government takes charge of those children from separated parents but the others can live with the family.
IC-006a A01
IC-001 A07 Now she does not work, just helps about in the kitchen. She never leaves the house, not even to go to mass. The priest calls to the house. The children and the husband. Her husband was also from the village, a shepherd.