17 Apr. 2018
La Plata, Cuba
Local official guide Luis Enrique Perez closes a window of the house where Cuban late President Fidel Castro lived during the Cuban revolution in La Plata, in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, April 1, 2018. Perez was able to train as an English teacher, although he gave up teaching because of the low salary. He decided to work as a guide at the Comandancia La Plata instead, which nowadays attracts visitors eager to explore Cuba's political heritage. "I can make better money and also practice my languages with tourists, which is my passion," said Perez. "Raul did many good things to Cuba in the last 10 years," he said, "he has changed the social life of the country, with cooperatives, private business, hotspots, internet, mobiles. Cuba would be the best place to live in the world if state salaries were good enough." REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini SEARCH "SANTO DOMINGO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.