A Look At How Cuba’s Working Class Lives

[Originally published by National Review]


Havana, Cuba

The story of Fidel Castro, and his 56-year Communist rule in Cuba, is often told at macro-level, marked by headline events such as his overthrow of the Batista government in 1959, the U.S. embargo, the island nation’s post-Soviet decline, and Castro’s ongoing abuse of dissidents. Less told is whether his economic experiment has even worked for everyday citizens. Recently, I flew down to the capital city, Havana, to find out, and met a family who offered a granular view of the question….[read the rest at National Review]