November 26, 2016

Farewell Fidel!

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:38 am by aleksan

This morning,after a long and colourful life, died El Commandante, Fidel Castro. Whether you agreed with his strong views or not, it is difficult not to admire how he stood up for his country against his giant capitalist neighbour,the USA.
He gave Cuba pride in itself, a great Health Service and Education system. However the Economy was not successful, not helped by the American embargo. Civil Rights were not upheld and the country lived frozen in the 1950s with decaying buildings and vintage cars on the roads. I went to a Psychotherapy Conference in Havana and saw some of this first hand, and actually bought and smoked a giant Cuban Cigar! I remember well the billboards everywhere declaring “Viva la Revolutione, Viva Fidel”. An era has indeed ended. Farewell Fidel!

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