The telenovela has gained an importance in the everyday lives of Cubans in quarantine that we could have never imagined.
Author - Hope Bastian
Hope Bastian is a cultural anthropologist and author of Everyday Adjustments in Havana: Economic Reforms, Mobility, and Emerging Inequalities. She visited Cuba for the first time the summer after graduating high school and moved to Havana after college. In her day jobs she helps study abroad students discover the best parts of life in Cuba and teaches Cuban students about intangible cultural heritage. Her current research focuses on gender, public health and breastfeeding in Cuba. In her free time she is active in the LGBT community, supporting breastfeeding mothers with La Leche League and tending to her balcony garden.
When the #quédateencasa campaign began, people with products to sell in Havana started to use WhatsApp to take orders for delivery.
Havana resident Hope Bastian gives us the inside scoop on what it's like to teletrabajar in Cuba.