A Visit to Havana, Cuba and a New Perspective on People and Poverty

First published at Campus Activities Programming® - January/February 2019 Issue. I recently had the opportunity to attend a friend’s wedding in Havana, Cuba. This beautiful lush place of welcoming and joyful people will make you think twice as to why we in the “civilized” world consider Cuba a third world country, tainted by the stereotypes of people living in dire poverty, criminals roaming the streets and anti-American sentiment blaring from the radios of ’53 Chevys. Some lyrics from John Lennon’s anthem Imagine came to mind as a way to introduce my experience and perspective. Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can There is no commercialism in Cuba, hence no advertising of products or

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