MIAMI (AP) — At a small store on Eighth Street near Miami’s Little Havana, Armando Perez paid $25 to activate his daughter’s cell phone in Cuba. Store owner Laura Benitez sat behind a glass window, typing in the phone numbers for Perez and others calling Cuba.
“I call my daughter every week, even if it’s just for her to say, ‘Papi, I love you,'” said Perez, a thin man who left the island on a boat in 2008.
Benitez, who fled with her parents shortly after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, doesn’t have family in Cuba. Many of her clients, however, grew up under the communist system and immigrated in the last 10 years. [Read the full article]