The Cuba that the tourists do not see

We wrote last year about JZ going to Cuba and walking around with a cigar and a Che shirt.  It was disgusting. Michael J Totten has just written an article that every tourist to Castro's Cuba should read.  It makes points worth sharing with all AT readers: Cuba's two economies. It is the Cuba that the tourists do not see: "Outside its small tourist sector, the rest of the city looks as though it suffered a catastrophe on the scale of Hurricane Katrina or the Indonesian tsunami. Roofs have collapsed. Walls are splitting apart. Window glass is missing. Paint has long vanished. It’s eerily dark at night, almost entirely free of automobile traffic. I walked for miles through an enormous swath of destruction without seeing a single tourist. Most foreigners don’t know that this other Havana exists, though it makes up most of the city—tourist buses avoid it, as do taxis arriving from the airport. It is filled with people struggling...(Read Full Post)