Franks: New Scenes in Cuba Hint at What Could Be

Photo: Ramon Espinosa, STF
Photo: Ramon Espinosa, STF

As we rode around Havana in late May with a Cuban friend, his excitement was palpable.

He had recently opened a highly successful paladar, or restaurant, was driving around in a shiny new car, constantly fielding calls on his cell phone and talking nonstop about starting more businesses in the crumbling, but still beautiful Cuban capital.

“Things are changing,” he said. “There is still much that needs to be done, but things are changing.”



The Houston Chronicle, July 3, 2015

Featuring: Jorge Piñon, Director, Latin America and Caribbean Program, Jackson School of Geosciences