In Plaza Carlos III, an Identity Card is Required to Buy a Quarter of Fried Chicken

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 14 September 2022 — Forty people and forty identity cards, not one more. The crisis in the markets has made the leap to state cafeterias, and even in the cafeteria of the popular Plaza Carlos III, in Central Havana, it’s already impossible to sit normally and eat a quarter of … Continue reading “In Plaza Carlos III, an Identity Card is Required to Buy a Quarter of Fried Chicken”

Plaza Carlos III Shopping Center Reopens

14ymedio, Havana, 29 March 2017 — This Tuesday, the Carlos III Plaza Shopping Center, closed since last Friday, reopened its doors to the public. From the early hours dozens of people waited outside the mall with the hope that, after being closed four days, the shelves would be better stocked. The only difference from other … Continue reading “Plaza Carlos III Shopping Center Reopens”

The Mysterious Closing of Plaza Carlos III Causes Distress

14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 27 March 2017 – It is almost noon on Sunday and a young couple, with their two young children in their arms, stops, frustrated, in front of the closed gate of the Plaza Carlos III Shopping Center. For a moment they are confused, they consult their watches and immediately start asking … Continue reading “The Mysterious Closing of Plaza Carlos III Causes Distress”

Customers in Havana Frustrated at the Prices of the New Private Business in Carlos III Plaza

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 22 April 2022 — A new store that takes payment in Cuban pesos opened its doors this Friday in Carlos III Plaza, in Centro Habana. The private business, named Fress – which until now provided its services through various online shopping sites with home deliveries and payments from abroad – … Continue reading “Customers in Havana Frustrated at the Prices of the New Private Business in Carlos III Plaza”

A Fair ‘For the News’ Outside the Carlos III Plaza in Havana

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 4 December 2021 — This Saturday a trade fair paralyzed traffic on the avenue in front of Carlos III Plaza in Havana. With the participation of several CIMEX(Cuban Export-Import Corporation) branches, and after more than two years since this type of event was not organized in the shopping complex, the … Continue reading “A Fair ‘For the News’ Outside the Carlos III Plaza in Havana”

In Havana, Carlos III Plaza Closes Again Due to Covid Outbreak

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 25 February 2021 — For the second time in less than a year, the Carlos III Plaza, in Centro Habana, has closed its doors again due to a Covid-19 outbreak. The largest shopping center in the Cuban capital will not provide service “until further notice” and at least seven store workers have … Continue reading “In Havana, Carlos III Plaza Closes Again Due to Covid Outbreak”

Beer Returns to the Children’s Area of Carlos III Plaza Because "It’s Necessary to Carry Out the Plan"

14ymedio, Havana, 25 August 2018 — The prohibition of alcohol sales in the children’s area of Carlos III Plaza in Havana lasted less than three months. The administration of the largest mall in Cuba’s capital once again has allowed the consumption of beer in the cafeterias adjoining the children’s play area, as confirmed by 14ymedio. … Continue reading “Beer Returns to the Children’s Area of Carlos III Plaza Because "It’s Necessary to Carry Out the Plan"”

Doctor Criticizes Use of Tobacco and Alcohol in Carlos III Plaza Shopping Mall

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 23 March 2018 — The scene is repeated every day: groups of adults drink beers, smoke and shout while children play in a small indoor playground a few yards away. In the Carlos III Plaza, Havana’s most important commercial center, cigarette smoke and minors coexist despite the fact that legislation prohibits smoking in closed … Continue reading “Doctor Criticizes Use of Tobacco and Alcohol in Carlos III Plaza Shopping Mall”

The Dangerous Lightpost of Carlos III is Retired Thanks to the Blow of a Car

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 1 March 2022 — The dangerous public lightpost on Carlos III street in Havana, which 14ymedio warned about last August, was finally removed this Monday by workers from the capital’s Electric Company, although an incident had to occur for this to happen. A vehicle hit the post, which is located in front … Continue reading “The Dangerous Lightpost of Carlos III is Retired Thanks to the Blow of a Car”

A Danger for Pedestrians and Vehicles at Carlos III Center

14ymedio, Natalia López Moya, Havana, 20 August 2021 — Havana is falling apart. No matter how much that phrase is pronounced among Cubans and especially by those from the capital, it will not be enough, given the serious infrastructure problems that are seen in every corner of a city that is home to more than … Continue reading “A Danger for Pedestrians and Vehicles at Carlos III Center”

The Dollar Seizes the Carlos III Shopping Center in Havana

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez / Mario J. Pentón, Havana / Miami, 12 October 2020 — Carlos III Plaza Commercial, one of the largest shopping areas in the Cuban capital, reopened this Monday with an important change: from now on you can only buy in foreign currency. The same has happened with most of the large stores … Continue reading “The Dollar Seizes the Carlos III Shopping Center in Havana”

Large Deployment of Security Forces on the Eve of July 26 in Cuba

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 25 July 2022 — On the eve of July 26, the date of the celebration of the Cuba regime, and with an atmosphere full of protests over the long blackouts in the country, the streets of Havana woke up this Monday guarded by the Special National Brigade of the Ministry … Continue reading “Large Deployment of Security Forces on the Eve of July 26 in Cuba”

Coffee in Cuba? Not Even in the Dollar Stores

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 9 December 2021 — Two days before the end of the month of November, Pedro went to buy coffee at the bodega [ration store], but was very upset when they told him there was none. “No, there is no coffee now, you have to wait for it to come back … Continue reading “Coffee in Cuba? Not Even in the Dollar Stores”

Dollar Stores Suffer Problems Connecting with Banks in Cuba

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 18 October 2021 — The long line to enter the central La Época store was barely moving this Saturday at noon on Calle San Nicolás y Concordia, in Centro Habana. Since nine in the morning, only 30 people had entered, because of the lack of a connection with the banks … Continue reading “Dollar Stores Suffer Problems Connecting with Banks in Cuba”

Cuban Coffee in US Dollars

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 7 October 2021– Long faces in line this Thursday at the entrance of the Plaza Carlos III shopping center to buy coffee. “Cuban coffee in American dollars,” one of the establishment’s customers, called Sorpresas, scoffed aloud. The line burst into laughter at this, but a resigned indignation was palpable. “It … Continue reading “Cuban Coffee in US Dollars”