CUBA: A New ‘Cold War’?


Graduate student and Tinker Summer Research Grant recipient Mónica González describes the day Cubans said goodbye to their 20th-century refrigerators.

Most families living in Plaza, a neighborhood flanking the epic Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, will remember August 25, 2007, as the day they had to say goodbye to their cherished General Motors, Westinghouse, and Minsk refrigerators which arrived on the island from the U.S. in the 1950s and from the U.S.S.R. in the 1970s.

Mónica González
Publication date: 
January 15, 2008
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article