Humans of NSU



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Interviewee Name

Pedro Reyes

Date of Interview

Winter 2-8-2024


NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus

Brief Bio / Description of Interviewee

“Cuba is very safe. You just walk around everywhere, there are little kids like 5-6, 7-year-olds, 10-year-olds, and teenagers everywhere. You also can walk everywhere and nothing's really going to happen to you, which is something that you don't see in the US. You have to be with your parents most of the time and you're like in your home a lot. Every time I went to Cuba, I would always just be hanging outside the whole time, it was really fun. You don’t really notice the differences between the two countries until you get old. That's when you start appreciating your life. Like oh, I have a way better life in the US than in Cuba. You see your friends growing up and they don’t really have dreams or aspirations. They are just like I’m just going to do this or that. There is no reason to be something. For example, a doctor makes less money than a taxi driver. So if you want to study stuff like that, it’s purely because you are interested in it. But that’s not going to sustain a family, especially in a third-world country. They have to be realistic, which is unfortunate. In the US, everything is at your fingertips, but in Cuba, it’s just poverty.”

Camera Equipment

Nikon Z6

Audio Equipment



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