Cuba’s Castro in The History Channel

(Here is a quick video tour of Cuban cooking)

Saw an interesting program this aftenoon on Fidel Castro on The History Channel. A lot of it was extremely well done narrative that strung together myriad events in Cuba. However, towards the end, this english language program (presumably) made by Americans did something surprising. It took a short look at Castro’s positive legacy for Cuba – notably the high quality of healthcare and education available to almost everyone in Cuba. And then, the commentary made an effective point. It said that Castro could not have remained in power so long if it were not (at least in part) for the real respect & affection that he had from a significant part of the population. The program attributed this respect & afffection to the genuine desire that Castro had for achieving a truly egalitarian society in Cuba.

Anyway, this perspective added one more reason for me to want to visit Cuba soon. That is, other than for its untouched beaches, langorous city streets, pretty girls, and of course cigars. Hold tight Cuba – I am on my way.

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