Thursday, January 03, 2008

Divorce, Cuban Style

Apparently, divorce in a socialist country like Cuba is easy- parties do not really own any property so there is nothing to divide. Divorce can take as little as 20 minutes. The catch, however, is that the severe housing shortage forces divorced couples to continue together, in cramped quarters for great lengths of time -- and sometimes the rest of their lives, if new housing does not open up! Read about it here in the New York Times. (Note: registration may be requried to read the article).