Priceless in Cuba

Monday, May 9, 2016
By Enrique del Risco (translation by Lourdes Cosio) in Babalu Blog:

- Eight thousand executions
- Tens of thousands of prisoners
- Tens of thousands drowned in the Florida Straits
- More than two million emigrants
- Millions of families torn apart, destroyed
- 80% of the country living for decades below the extreme poverty level
- Billions of hours spent in marches, volunteer work, international missions, African adventures, construction of tunnels and trenches and some of the ugliest buildings in the world
- Millions of dollars in credits, loans, gifts, shipments of fuel
- An excessive and incessant display of every kind of human vileness, betrayal, deceit, self-deception, and humiliation

All to freeze an island in time so that tourists from around the world can take a picture in a convertible.

There are things in life that are priceless.

For everything else, there is MasterCard.