So the U.S. and Cuba are friends again? Thank you President Obama for listening to me, though as in most things, it took the U..S Government 5 years too long to act. Now, at least, a few hundred old Cuban-Americans in South Florida no longer dictate policy for a nation of 300 million. Finally, things are beginning to make sense.
Yes, after a trip to Cuba, it was the only logical conclusion any rational human being could come to. It was time… indeed past time, to change policy towards Cuba. See my 1st blog post on the subject HERE ?
But as I saw first hand, the Cuban government is as corrupt (and I believe incompetent) as it gets. I witnessed this when they arrested some of the punks or “Los Freakies” (The Freaks) as they are often referred to in Havana, when speaking with me on camera.
It’s been almost exactly 5 years since I was in Havana, interviewing these punks and some were carted off to jail for God knows how long.
Now, today, the U.S. has announced they will begin to “normalize” relations with Cuba. Great!
I thought it would be a good time to remind you of this video back when this blog was just getting off the ground.
I feel like throwing a party? You in?
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I am traveling to Cuba this summer for research in my graduate program in Sociology. I hope to do a side project of sorts on Cuban punk rock and heavy metal subcultures. Thank you for your insight. I am really looking forward to this trip.
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