A lot of Cubans live their lives behind bars, literally.
There seems to be a lack of windows and glass, which is no surprise because most goods are in short supply. Wooden shutters and doors close the openings when people want a bit of privacy and
of course barred doorways and window openings provide good ventilation in oppressive Summer heat.
What appears obvious on the surface also has a darker, more evil meaning. To me, the bars are a metaphor for living under a repressive communist dictatorship.
While the Cubans have an indomitable spirit and love of life, I’m certain they realize that they are indeed captives on their island.