Voluntary blindness


Between astonished and happy, we the people of Havana are living a “truce for taxi drivers” that has allowed drivers, who don’t have a license to transport people without police harassment. No one knows for certain the exact day when this permissive measure started. We figured it out it by the short time we must keep our arm extended, signaling to catch an “almendrón.”

Photo caption:

One taxi in convertible pesos, another in national money and an almendrón.

Translator’s note:

An almendrón is one of the ubiquitous 1950s-era American cars that is operated as a private, shared, semi-fixed route taxi.

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