BACKGROUND
Where is this coming from?

METHODOLOGY
My story

MAP TO COMPARE
Where else in the world can I solve my problem?

VIDEO
Siempre Resuelvo

OPINIONS
What is the cause? Is there a solution?

ESSAY
To the Diaspora and Back

CONCLUSIONS
What does it all mean?

FORUM
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The regular taxis in Havana charge their fares in CUC, the convertible dollar. Since access to these dollars is difficult for locals, many have transformed old American cars into 'máquinas,' taxis that Cubans can pay for with the peso. The Cuban máquinas are also known as 'almendrones', but they are hard to come by. Cubans often find themeselves in a daily race to get a seat in one. (Click image for a full gallery of photos.)