27 November 2016

Viva Cuba!



Once upon a time, many moons ago, I spent a greatly enjoyable three weeks on a Ramblers' holiday in Fidel Castro's Cuba.  Super country, super people.

Desperately poor, in many ways an economic disaster.  But I remember the schoolkids, smartly dressed in their uniforms of white shirts and maroon shorts or skirts,even out in the rural areas, who looked happy and well cared for.  I remember the universal health service, with a better mortality rate then the USA, where newly qualified doctors were required to spend a number of years providing a service in the landward villages.

I hope that they can keep the good things in their society.  And I hope that the almighty dollar does not force them back into reliance on the worst kind of casino tourism.

 

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Che said...

You could go over and represent the UK at the funeral.

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