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Transportation at a Standstill in Cuba

Many Cubans encounter difficulties in traveling throughout Havana as well as the entire country.

From buses to taxis, the transport system in Cuba has reached its breaking point. The frustration for some seems never-ending; people who cannot catch the heavily subsidized buses in disrepair must relent to the overly-expensive taxis.

Yoani Sanchez states, "The paralysis of movement has a strongly negative effect on the nation, the losses to the productive and economic life of the country are incalculable. The fact that people cannot move freely throughout the island affects professional development, family relationships, and even relationships between couples."

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