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Rodrigo Gutierrez

Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy

Dec 14 2018

HAVANA Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains.

In Cuba, street vendors sing to sell, from salsa to reggaeton

Sep 13 2018

HAVANA Cuba's street vendors are bringing back the pregon, the art of singing humorous, rhyming ditties with double entendres about the goods they are selling, with some modernizing the tradition by setting their tunes to reggaeton. | Video

Cubans surf the web at home in Havana pilot project

Dec 30 2016

HAVANA Downtown Havana resident Margarita Marquez says she received a special Christmas gift this year: web access at home, a rarity in a country with one of the lowest internet penetration rates in the world. | Video

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