Cuba- The Real Birth Place of D.I.Y.

I don't think I need to give a history lesson on the US/Cuba relationship. It's been in the news lately as a place where America will pick up where it left off after it's massive break up in 1961. Many people think this newly repaired relationship will only destroy the Cuban culture that has blossomed since the 1960's. Others think this new source of tourism will help the Cuban people "get back of their feet".  Modern day Havana is a sea of vintage/antique cars that all in working order. Americans could take a few lessons in conservation from our neighbors across the bay. Instead of throwing it away- how can we make it new again, serve another purpose? Not just recycle but- UP-CYCLE! Cubans are extremely resourceful. Here's a look at a side of Cuba you might not expect to see- it's DIY scene... 

Source: MOTHERBOARD Cuba's economy began to implode. "The Special Period in the Time of Peace" was the government's euphemism for what was a culmination of 30 years worth of isolation. It began in the 60s, with engineers leaving Cuba for America.