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People wait in line for public transportation at the end of their workday in Havana, Cuba Dec. 19. In Cuba, time is in the eye of the beholder. After a half century of Communism the days still pass slowly for many islanders.

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Progress comes slowly for Cuba

HAVANA—In Cuba, time is in the eye of the beholder. For many islanders, the days still pass slowly under an enervating sun. After a half century of Communism, they see time frozen in the facades of crumbling colonial mansions, the chrome of 1950s automobiles and the face of a stopped airport clock. They feel little sense of urgency.

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