Seen Modern Day Cuba Recently? You should - Remarkable Documentary!

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Published : September 04th, 2013
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Many lessons to be learned here! How long will it be before the corporatists partition it off and make it a "modern" slave plantation? 90 miles off our coast and we know so little! At least now I realize my 1950 Ford coupe is still in good hands.


 Cuba 2012 (BBC Documentary) – YouTube



Published on May 14, 2013

Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve heads to Cuba to find a communist country in the middle of a capitalist revolution. Two years ago Cuba announced the most sweeping and radical economic reforms the country has seen in decades. From ending state rationing to cutting one million public-sector jobs, one of the last communist bastions in the world has begun rolling back the state on an unprecedented scale. Simon Reeve meets ordinary Cubans whose lives are being transformed, from the owners of fledgling businesses to the newly rich estate agents selling properties worth up to 750,000 pounds.

In this hour-long documentary for the BBC's award-winning This World strand, Simon gets under the skin of a colourful and vibrant country famous for its hospitality and humour and asks if this new economic openness could lead to political liberalisation in a totalitarian country with a poor human rights record. Will Cuba be able to maintain the positive aspects of its long isolation under socialism - low crime, top-notch education and one of the best health systems in the world - while embracing what certainly looks like capitalism? Is this the last chance to see Cuba before it becomes just like any other country?


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If you watch this documentary, you also find a medical Dr. who had to take up a second job because being a Doctor couldn't pay him enough to take care of his family and its also mentioned that the foreigners that have gone to Cuba and think it has great health care are actually going to a different hospital than the Cubans themselves get to use. Good for the Cubans, they are finally getting to be somewhat entrepreneurial. That Doctor I mentioned second job is running up and down the street peddling plumbing supplies from the 1970s. And farmers are getting to use their 1950s Russian tractors to start farming their own crops. I guess its a start for them, at least.
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If you watch this documentary, you also find a medical Dr. who had to take up a second job because being a Doctor couldn't pay him enough to take care of his family and its also mentioned that the foreigners that have gone to Cuba and think it has great  Read more
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