Cuba Castro Healthy Poverty
***”The story of Fidel Castro, and his 56-year Communist rule in Cuba, is often told at macro-level, marked by headline events such as his overthrow of the Batista government in 1959, the U.S. embargo, the island nation’s post-Soviet decline, and Castro’s ongoing abuse of dissidents.“
***”Havana before the revolution was one of the world’s most advanced cities, but today it is extremely poor and decayed.. today? “It’s like a denser, Caribbean version of Detroit; where the average income, even for a Gov translator, is 20.00 per month.”
Fact is, The Castro’s are said to have taken power to end the misery of the poor, yet in fact, immediately went after the middle class families; especially many of those who had assisted the Castro’s to power. They attacked ALL private property at its root and outlawed private business. The end result was all but minions would be poor!
Castro also had the support of most Cuban city dwellers on the basis of his promises to restore the 1940 constitution, create an honest administration, reinstate full civil and political liberties, and undertake moderate reforms. But once established as Cuba’s leader he began to pursue more radical policies: Cuba’s private commerce AND industry were nationalized.
**Do not be fooled with stories of the embargo…. The Castros’ click and their core minions profited handsomely. A decade ago, Forbes estimated Fidel Castro’s personal net worth at $900million.
Castro’s Communism in Cuba has at least remained true to its roots, imposing, for more than half a century, a juvenile notion of egalitarianism on the masses. Rather than uplifting them, this has reinforced the lowest common denominator: Everyone, excepting the “leaders”, are poor in every thing but basic education and health care… so move there and live a long semi-educated healthy life…in abject poverty…. .
1. Fidel Castro was born on his father Ángel Castro’s prosperous 25,000-acre, 400-employee sugar plantation (called Las Manacas farm) in small town Birán, Cuba—about 500 miles from Havana on the eastern end of the island. The property now serves as a Castro museum.
Here are 10 surprising nuggets about Fidel Castro’s lifestyle and ancestral homes (that is, the main two residences we know about).