LAST DAYS IN CUBA
It’s our last two days in Havana; we meet with 3 Cuban Economists from the Union of Cuban Jurists. Was a real eye-opener. From my point of view, they were mostly interested in getting our support to lift the Embargo, and when asked what they liked best about the United States – the answer “nothing”…that’s what she said!
However, we left Cuba on a real high note. We visited the restaurant/cabaret where the Buena Vista Social Club was entertaining. What a hoot! Some were original musicians, but could still sing, play and entertain.
I absolutely loved the trip, enjoyed talking to people on the streets. Noticed a lot of poverty and (once beautiful) shabby buildings. I would love to return in about five years to see (hopefully) improvements. Cuba is a country rich in minerals and very attractive to the Chinese who are investing. Personally, I cannot vouch for their health care system, I do see that tourism their only economy, and more than ever I believe Socialism does not create growth. Their enormous 50-year old roadside signs “Socialism or Muerte” should read Socialism is Death.