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Tweet of the Day – Cuba’s ‘revolutionary heroes’ are now zeros

By Yusnaby Perez (my translation):



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Virgilio was one of those young Cuban men who defended the "revolution" in 1959. Today he collects a monthly pension of $8.

3 comments to Tweet of the Day – Cuba’s ‘revolutionary heroes’ are now zeros

  • OmarD

    Choose wisely your path in life.

  • antonio2009

    $8? Otro triunfo revolucionario!

  • asombra

    Omar, an awful lot of people thought they chose "wisely," or rather advantageously, and for a long time there were advantages to being "comecandela," especially for those who would never have amounted to much under normal circumstances, because they simply didn't have the right stuff. There was an ENORMOUS amount of opportunism, one of the greatest weaknesses of the Cuban people--but eventually, as Margaret Thatcher said, "socialism" ran out of other people's money.