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“Chan Chan” … from Buena Vista Social Club …
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In 1995, life in Cuba was really getting to Jorge Gomez.
“We didn’t have food or money or electricity. We didn’t have anything. I don’t know how we survived.” It was after the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had underpinned the Cuban economy.
I have been reading the Lonely Planet guidebook on Cuba. Despite the difficulties still experienced by the people of this beleaguered Caribbean island, I still want to visit, such is the attractive force of its fiery romanticism and progressive Socialist spirit, the Revolution still alive despite sustained US aggression, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the vital infrastructural support it offered to Cuba, and international cynicism. 228 more words