Life in Cuba - Kevin Mohatt
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Street Playgrounds

In el centro Habana, the streets are the playgrounds for children. There are a limited number of parks so children take to the streets to play chase, soccer, baseball dominoes and perhaps most popular, marbles. I had never seen so many kids playing marbles as when I walked through the streets of downtown Havana. For hours they would crouch at the edge of the curb, some just watching others play. If you watched long enough, you would often see one child emerge as the dominant marbles player. In this particular game, it was Jordan. With his pink flip flops, Jordan would balance on one foot and lean far forward until it seemed he would topple over. It worked for him. Jordan won every game I watched.