In Pictures: The people of Havana - Al Jazeera English

In Pictures: The people of Havana

As Cuba makes slow reforms, the resilience of "los Habaneros" continues with daily life.

Alison McCauley |

The inside of a person's home says as much about their personality as their portrait does, and most of the visited in Havana homes were filled with personal, social, cultural, economic and religious clues about their occupants. These interiors testified to the many hardships the people of Cuba's capital have endured and their resilience and resourcefulness.

Despite years of partial international isolation, US economic sanctions and general hardship, the people of Havana are famous for being warm, welcoming and positive.

It remains to be seen how life will change materially under the reforms of Cuban President Raul Castro. But for the residents of Havana, life goes on. 

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