Remember when Cuba was synonymous with 'sugar'?
"No ordinary minor league team, the Sugar Kings were the Cincinnati Reds' International League Class AAA affiliate based in Havana for six and a half seasons in prerevolutionary Cuba. Though the team's existence was brief, the Sugar Kings drew a strong following in Cuba and became a springboard for Latin American players." (NYTimes)
"An island nation that once supplied the world with sugar can no longer produce enough for its own people. Before Fidel Castro came along, Cuba was producing an average of 5.63 million metric tons of sugar per year. Now, it can barely reach 1.5. The Castro regime blames everyone and everything but itself for creating this ongoing disaster, but the truth is that all the blame can be placed squarely on the so-called Revolution.""
We should add that "prostitution" and "hotels for foreigners" are going strong. Airplanes full of Europeans land in Cuba every week. They are taken to the "resorts" and the "revolution" provides them with a young Cuban woman for their pleasures.
It breaks my heart. The Castro family are now "pimps" too!
Before the so called revolution, Cuba had a vibrant economy, no one left in a raft, the sugar cane fields were private and very productive, and we had a baseball team called "the sugar kings".
I guess that they would be called the "sugar have nots" today!
Of course, the saddest thing is to watch this parade of fools from Hollywood who go down to Cuba and pay their respects to the two brothers running the island.