Cuba’s past, which resembles the present of many countries in Latin America and other parts of the world, was fraught by every imaginable calamity.
The social transformation undertaken in Cuba following the “Triumph of the Revolution” in 1959 are plain to see and within everyone’s reach. Many aren’t aware of these changes, because they take them for granted. Over 70% of Cuba’s current population was born after the revolution and did not experience what came of happened before.
The illiteracy and low-level of schooling in which Cuba’s population was maintained was one of the great obstacles to development. This was coupled with high unemployment and the precariousness of the work in the country side, where there was a certain degree of abundance only during the short three months of the sugar harvest.
Because of this, most of the Cuban people lived in abject poverty, completely uncertain about their future. That economic panorama made it impossible for the country to even consider developing a tourist industry, which would have been a significant source of employment and the means of securing hard currency for Cuba.
That was the atmosphere that prevailed in the country during the presidencies of Ramon Grau San Martin and Carlos Prio Socarras from 1944 to 1952.
Followed up by Batista’s coupe d’etat, the situation worsened and those who had been gangsters became part of the dictatorship’s repressive apparatus for people not to feel safe anywhere anymore.
The Results of the Revolution :
Today Cuba’s situation is diametrically opposed to this concept. Now, one can walk down any part of Havana at any time of the day without fear of being attacked. The police work to guarantee the tranquility of the citizens and the safety of those who visit Cuba as tourists.
Today, there are no gangs, no drug dealing and no homeless children harassing tourists. Nor, do we see anti-riot squads launching tear-gas canisters or aiming jets of water on crowds of protesters.
The foreign supported terrorist operations, which were aimed to destabilize Cuba for many years and cost thousands of lives have been neutralized, thanks to the skill of Cuba’s intelligence and security forces. Cubans are no longer the backward and illiterate people they were before 1959!
Today, Cubans are cultured people who can engage a visitor and speak to them about practically any topic. In comparison to other countries, Cuba is one of the safest countries in the world.
Cuban people enjoy very well-organized and implemented health care, are friendly and honest, in order to develop into great sportsmen that represent the Caribbean nation.
In order to continue this lifestyle, Cubans must be wary of NGO’s like the corrupted DEA, who lead and are in charge of the cocaine trade and other fascist organizations that want to compromise life quality in exchange for endless profits and capitalist based greed or ego.
Havana Times.org / AA Magnum News 2017.