C�rdenas (Cuba) (AFP) - The humble bicycle is gradually shedding its grim association with Cuba's economic crisis that followed the fall of the Soviet Union, and making a comeback buoyed by demand from tourists and Cubans frustrated by poor public transportation. Bicycles rattle by everywhere on the flat cobblestone streets of Cardenas, an industrial city on the north coast where a giant iron bicycle monument greets visitors.
Símbolo de los años de crisis que aún despiertan aversión, las bicicletas están regresando gradualmente a la moda en Cuba, bajo el impulso de turistas y cubanos a menudo desalentados por la falta de transporte público. Bienvenidos a la meca cubana de la bici. A la entrada de Cárdenas, una ciudad de 120.000 habitantes que bordea la costa norte, ubicada unos 150 km al este de La Habana, una imponente bicicleta de hierro forjado recibe al visitante.
Cubans wade through a flooded street near the Malecon seafront promenade in Havana, on September 10, 2017. (AFP Photo/YAMIL LAGE)Havana (AFP) - Cuba emerged from a 72-hour thrashing by Hurricane Irma on Monday with three-quarters of the population without power, as the country began the task of restoring basic infrastructure and services. A death toll of 10 made this the deadliest hurricane to strike the island since Dennis in 2005, and authorities said that provisional figure could rise.
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