Ten Thousand Fula$

Cuba 2017-18.

"Thousand to seven" shout a voice. "Voy" "Pago" shout back many raised hands, setting down with the two terms, which cock are they betting for. At Cockfighting arenas bets are made by shouting, waving the hands and looking to your opponent throughout the fight. Creating an atmosphere of increasing excitement. Rising "gallos finos" - fighting cocks - and fighting them is a big tradition in Cuba indeed. Cuban "Galleros" have been known in the past for being one of the best in the area. It is an historic passion embedded deeply in Cuban historic traditions: the famous " Grito de Yara", which sparkle the Mambis Revolution against Spaniards in 1895, took place in an arena. Ten thousand Fulas, slang word for Chavito or CUC, is the lowest amount of money gambled in a normal day.

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