I've told the story several times before, and i'm not the only one. Muaddib is also Cuban and i suspect one more here to be Cuban.
Fidel Castro lied to the Cuban people when he took over Batista. Now Batista also fancied himself a dictator, but we had everything and he was only a
self proclaimed dictator in name. Castro promised to change the island for the better and presented himself as a liberator. What happened after that
was that once he took power, he declared himself "communist". Needless to say, he fooled a lot of people!!! People started leaving the island by
I left very little in 1962 with my parents. My parents had to give up the usinesses they owned and our house INCLUDING all the belongings....that's
literally, since the government comes to your house and counts EVERYTHING you have...right down to the last spoon...THEN and only then could you
I remember eating Russian canned food (dog food) since the USA, rightfully so, refused to trade with Castro. To this day, there is no food and as you
know people are dying to get out...by boat...swimming...at all costs.
The only thing that man could actually be complimented on is the medical field- and research. However, even with that, he did not allow many doctors
to leave the island. Many of them were refused exit to the US.
Bad? Yes. Since nobody does business with him, the island is as if time stood still.
No cars, just old 40's and 50's cars that some have managed to maintain.
The biggest problem is no food. I have an aunt in Cuba who comes to the US every 5 years and we give her stuff to take back.
You ever see the pictures of "Come to Cuba for a wonderful vacation"? Sure- you can have a luxurious vacation in one of the beaches Fidel opened up
to attract tourists- that's a source of money comming in.
BTW, Cuba is very beautiful, the beaches...i can still see them and smell them.
Christopher Columbus once said he had never laid eyes on such beauty in his travels. I wonder what he would say now.
Cuba was once the playground of the rich and famous- including Ernest Hemmenway who would never leave.
Now the island looks like an atomic bomb has fallen there and consumed the island.
My uncle went there, shortly before he died and came back crying. :shk:
That SOB. And his fat little brother, well, good luck to him. The problem i see is that Cubans in Cuba now only know hunger and desperation and they
wont revolt against Raul...how sad....
I hope the Cubans in Florida do something