“I can see that Cuba is much more impoverished than Haiti,” observed Gelsy Laveque a recent Haitian visitor to Cuba. “People here in Cuba are all sad. I watch on Cuban TV how they say Haitians are all poor. But in reality we’re less poor than Cubans. Yes, my family is poor but we have a car. We’re never hungry and were free and generally happy. Cubans, come to Haiti, we have a country much better and happier than yours.”
Above left, actual footwear (chancletas) worn by many modern day Cubans. On right, shoe dept at Havana’s El Encanto Dept. Store in 1950’s.
Above left: actual mode of transportation used by many Cubans today. Above right: street traffic in Havana during the 1950’s when Cubans owned more cars per-capita than most Europeans–almost as many as those famous car-freaks the Italians!
Fidel Castro converted a nation with a higher per capita income than half of Europe, the lowest inflation rate in the Western hemisphere, a larger middle class than Switzerland, a huge influx of immigrants, and workers who enjoyed the 8th highest industrial wages in the world into one that repels Haitians. And this after being lavished with Soviet subsidies that totaled almost ten Marshall Plans (into a nation of 7 million) — an economic feat that defies not only the laws of economics, but seemingly the very laws of physics.
(“Humberto’s making a COMPLETE IDIOT of me on National TV?!–I KNOW!– I’ll report him for SEXUAL HARASSEMENT!” (Soldedad O’Brien.)
“I read Humberto’s book in two sittings. I could NOT put it down!” (Radio and FoxNews superstar Mark Levin)
Castro is considered lovable by many celebrities–but the fact is the Cuban people are suffering. It’s well worth reading a book by Humberto Fontova, who lists all the facts–and also footnotes them!” (Radio Superstar Dennis Prager.)
“Humberto is the REAL McCoy!–and when he and his lifelong blood-brothers unite for this voracious tooth, fang and claw orgy of righteous predator “killin and grillin” in his NEW book!– they prove their is NO party like a BAYOU party!” (Ted Nugent)