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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 01:51 PM

19. We spent a week there in 2011, what you saw are the same people we saw, it is all a sham...

They live horrible lives, we were told by our bus guide "welcome to the largest prison in the world"..

She said this because we were on a bus, not in the street. We were followed everywhere, even at the end... the man behind a newspaper in the airport lounge was a spy.

I feel for these people, the older folks are not given enough to survive, they rummage through garbage cans. We had woman cyclist give us a bike tour through a part of the city one morning, and she told us that her salary a month was "whatever Fidel wants to give me that month"... sometimes it was 45 pesos, sometimes it was 90 pesos, etc. She had two boys, and sometimes she had to send them to school without breakfast.

I brought costume jewelry by the bagful, gave everything away... My husband left an entire suitcase of clothing behind, these people have NOTHING.



I could go on but I won't, but you get the picture.... Every, EVERY photo op you get of a beautiful couple kissing in the street is STAGED. They are good at this... don't let anything fool you.

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