Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving

Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving

Cuban architects Yasser Jimenez, left, Oriesky Bencomo, center, and Jose Luis Valdes, right, pose on July 26 at the site of one of their urban designs in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. The three architects thought they’d work largely for private citizens renovating their homes as bed-and-breakfasts. However in 2014, the team learned that the provincial government was asking state-run engineering firms to bid on renovating the median strip of Calle Marti. They bid for the design of the project and won, convincing officials it could do the work quickly and more efficiently.
Cuban architects Yasser Jimenez, left, Oriesky Bencomo, center, and Jose Luis Valdes, right, pose at the site one of their urban designs in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. The central avenue of the western city of Pinar del Rio, population 150,000, was redesigned over the last three years by the architects contracted by the communist provincial government, a contract that would have been unimaginable in Cuba just a few years ago.

Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving

Cuban architects Yasser Jimenez, left, Oriesky Bencomo, center, and Jose Luis Valdes, right, pose on July 26 at the site of one of their urban designs in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. The three architects thought they’d work largely for private citizens renovating their homes as bed-and-breakfasts. However in 2014, the team learned that the provincial government was asking state-run engineering firms to bid on renovating the median strip of Calle Marti. They bid for the design of the project and won, convincing officials it could do the work quickly and more efficiently.
Cuban architects Yasser Jimenez, left, Oriesky Bencomo, center, and Jose Luis Valdes, right, pose at the site one of their urban designs in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. The central avenue of the western city of Pinar del Rio, population 150,000, was redesigned over the last three years by the architects contracted by the communist provincial government, a contract that would have been unimaginable in Cuba just a few years ago.
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