Remember, before Fidel Castro we had Fulgencio Batista. Batista suspended the 1940 Constitution and revoked most political liberties, including the right to strike. He then aligned with the wealthiest landowners who owned the largest sugar plantations, and presided over a stagnating economy that widened the gap between rich and poor Cubans. Batista's increasingly corrupt and repressive government then began to systematically profit from the exploitation of Cuba's commercial interests, by negotiating lucrative relationships with the American Mafia, who controlled the drug, gambling, and prostitution businesses in Havana, and with large US-based multinationals who were awarded lucrative contracts. ( What a guy… No wonder we (U.S.A.) supported him..READ MORE
Oct. 14, 2016::: Tourists bought rum and cigars in Havana as President Obama lifted a $100 limit on bringing the Cuban goods into the United States.
The sugar mill and mill town at Central Hershey was the flagship of Milton Hershey's Cuban holdings. Read More
Linda often brings me coffee in the morning and I know she is a saint……
Our Lady of Charity also known as Our Lady of El Cobre or Nuestra Senora de la Virgen de la Caridad is a popular Marian title of the Blessed Virgin Mary known in many Catholic countries. Read More
Time marches on and Fidel Castro is no more..(time and history will be his judge as it is for all of us). I hope we continue to have better and better relations with Cuba and I hope for the very best for all their people. I don’t know if I’ll ever have the chance to visit Cuba but it does look like a beautiful country.
When I think of Cuba the first thing that comes to my mind is the Cuban Missile Crisis (Thanks Fidel) “The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis (Spanish: Crisis de octubre), the Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Карибский кризис, Karibskij krizis), or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. Along with being televised worldwide, it was the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.” ( I was only in high school at the time and I remember being really really scared.) Remember the Fall Out Shelters?
It is my fervent wish/prayer the country is not on a return path to “times” like that.