Originally Posted by Seymore
",,,they only earn $45/month..." This a bad metric, a misleading measurement. Cubans live quite well.
Having trekked the southern half of Cuba on horseback and the rest by bicycle and a scooter I can assure you that once outside the tourist areas or the major towns/cities the poverty is devastating. Take a walk through a non tourist industrial town like Moron or any of the small hill towns and you will quickly change your mind. The people are spied on by their government
and even basics like shoes are a rarity. So get away from that marina, get out of that all-inclusive resort and the picture is very different ..... still great people though.