Unaware of what was to happen a week ago Sunday with Bernie Sanders on 60 Minutes, I tweeted that “The fruits of the Cuban Revolution are rotten”.
The changes hurt immensely because the victims are average Cuban families and business owners, the very people the US preaches to be protecting.
Is the Cuban government responding to the demands of its people? Or are the modest rollbacks a tactical diversion by the State as it implements measures to maintain control in the post-Castro era of the Revolution
In October, Ceiba Investments became the first Cuba- focused fund to ever be listed on the London Stock Exchange, raising $39 million in its first day of trading. Launched in 2001, Ceiba is the dominant foreign investor in Cuban real estate assets, managing a portfolio focused primarily on the tourism-related and commercial real estate sectors of the economy.
For the community of young Cuban Americans of which I am a part, going to Havana and seeing the contradictions for ourselves is shocking. It pains us to see the gorgeous architecture now filthy and reduced to rubble. The spirit and “cuban-nes” of the people livens our souls, but it breaks our hearts to see them living the way they have to.