2001-Present > The Gift of Cuba
Havana | Pets | Transportation | Spanish Classes | Tourists and the People They Attract | Money | Economics, Wealth and Poverty | Food, Water and the Hotel | The Arts | Fidel, Che and Jose Marti | Health and Education | Looking Back
Cuba is an experiment we can learn from, but there are many adjustments needed before its system becomes one we will emulate. The priority in Cuba to take care of the people through the health and educations systems I found refreshing yet the systems being used to control the people were unacceptable. Yet, as I watch my country set a pace for the world in which our economic divide is growing unchecked while resources are being ravaged, I know we cannot continue at this pace for long. Will we make changes in time, or will we be forced to cope as Cuba has, with draconian enforcement of laws necessary for basic survival?
The economic image I am left with is a juicy ripe mango dangling in front of an overly eager and greedy American. I can only hope that we all come to our senses in time.