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Photo of the Day – The dark days of pre-Castro Cuba

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Sterling Moss races a Maserati in the 1957 Havana Grand Prix in pre-Castro Cuba.

These were the dark days in Cuba when there was a higher per-capita use of televisions and telephones than many Western European nations. The days when more Americans lived in Cuba than Cubans lived in the U.S. The days when the literacy rate in Cuba far surpassed the literacy rate in Spain. Yes, it was those dark, gloomy days of pre-Revolutionary Cuba when its citizens did not have nor needed a ration book for food and doctors and engineers did not prostitute themselves to foreign tourists in order to feed their children.

Thankfully, Fidel Castro and his revolution saved them all from those dark days.

H/T Jose L.

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