Recently there have been a lot of stories out there plugging travel to Cuba. Google the words Cuba travel, and there are about 12,500,000 results in 0.26 seconds. Americans are traveling to Cuba in record numbers and everyone from the New York Times, Hollywood’s elite, and some members of congress all hail to Castro’s Potemkin hell. Why even the Pope is visiting, and wants a sit down with devil himself, a potential event being hyped to the max by the regimes longest serving ally, U.S. media. It’s interesting to note how deferential the media pundits are being towards to one of their normally favorite targets for denigration, the Catholic Church and the Pope. This is just the latest of an often repeated propaganda campaign intended to garner favor for, and prop up Castro’s failed 53 year old oppressive Stalinist dictatorship – tourism in Cuba isn’t new, and a Pope has visited once before. All those millions of tourists and that famous previous visit from a Pope has not put extra food on Cuban plates, awarded Cubans human rights, or provided them with livable housing.
Sometimes photos provide a good dose of reality. These photos from The Real Cuba show the truth of Castro’s accomplishments. Cuba before Castro and now: