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Havana Before Castro:When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground(Nice pictures but flawed text)
on March 28, 2011
A good quick read with some flaws, usual ad-verbatim spewed before on how dishonest politicians were in Pre-Castro Cuba(Really? Are the politicians still not dishonest and Especially in America? Nay Around the World?),It mentions The Revolution briefly but even then the author has to admit that What was Cuba now was not Cuba before and the so-called Trade-offs if any Literacy for Campesinos O Guajiros better treatment for Blacks(We did not have Segregation in Cuba The United States did,Blacks had their own Private Clubs were Whites were not invited and vice-Versa,Yes Batista was not admitted to a Yacht Club? And what? it was a Private Club,There is only ONE HIGH RANKING CUBAN BLACK IN THE COMMUNISTY PARTY=Juan Almeida).He neglected to Mention The Partido Autenticos(despite the "Corruption") who kicked out the Reds out of the CTC(unions)and Created The National Bank(Carlos Prio-Socarras,Last Democratically ELECTED President Of Cuba before Batista Coup-No Mention of that just the emphasis on Batista),So of course the book is a trip down memory lane one that Leftist History Revisionists love to point to The "Indecency" of Pre-Castro Cuba,the Nightclubs,Cabarets, and Casinos.Sure,while we are at it let's point out Las Vegas and All Of the World's Seedy Underbellies,Corruption alone did not Merit what Cuba got in the end,She Deserves better and certainly the book despite it's emphasis on the Tourist attractions and the American Connection could have done better pointing out.