• Short Summary

    Havana is the closest Communist C???ital to the United States, the most ???ysically beautiful and,?

  • Description

    Havana is the closest Communist C???ital to the United States, the most ???ysically beautiful and, except for Hanoi, the most hostile. One of the first things you notice here is the empty streets. Asked where are all the people, our official guide said, "Cubans should be either studying or working. They have no time for hanging around street corners."
    Another explanation is that shopping, even window shopping, is not much fun. The goods offered for sale are uninspired at best, shoddy at worst. Moreover just about everything is rationed. You see no one in totters, but also no one really well dressed. When you do see large numbers of Cubans they are usually lining up to buy something this group was patiently wait in urge workers to produce its turn to get an ice cream. Billboards, a capitalist relic, more and advertise the achievements of the revolution. Their is absolutely no advert sing of goads and services. Everything that is offered for sale can be sold without it.

    The most impressive new building in Havana is the Communist Party headquarters. Ironically, just down the street from the massive Stalinesque structure, a group of children were playing baseball. The leg???y of the United States, probably stronger in Cuba than anywhere in Latin America, has not completely disappeared in spite of thirteen years of anti-US propaganda.

    Surpr??? singly Cubans seldom show hostility toward Americans ??? individuals. ??? I asked directions. When I told the man my nationality the man said, "Our Commander in Chief Fidel Castro has told us to hate the American system, not the American people. The ??? Fifth avenue used to be the most fashionable in ???. ??? and fift??? American care have ??? into ???. Nothing like tea percent of the ??? the island since the revolution leaving property behind the state. Some of the palacial homes were transformed into ???torien or ???. Others are still ??? by the vestiges of the old regime, people who failed to ??? from revel ??? Cuba or to ??? themselves to it. ??? of the said, "Saying you makes ??? You are free to go where you want and do as you please. I am not..."
    For tourist sand visitors, there are the big hotels, built by the ??? and ??? run by the state. ??? of the revolution ??? that it ??? ended begging and prostitution...

    The ??? vastly reduced but ??? but not quite. Children still beg; Now they ask for ??? gun. Girls ?? offer themselves to foreigners, not for money, but for clothing, ??? or ???.

    In the other side of Havana stranded "By the Sea," the kind of if proud to show visiting aro??? etc the government foreigners. An enormous ??? development, the plan calls for the construction of apartments for eighty thousand ??? in the next four years. ??? concept, by The ??? of available re???rces. Bone of the ??? of the builders are professional construction ??? Castro ??? to have a ??? against ??? in favour of highly ??? is known among Cuba-watchers an "the guerilla ???entulity." These workers all belong to the truck-???rivers union. Much apartment building will become ??? of the ??? is building it. The builders ??? from thee job to ???
    They are working hard, putting in a seventy-two hour work week. And for good reason. Havana is suffering form an ??? housing shortage. Priority in occu???ncy is awarded on the basis of revolutionary work and political ???.

    Depending on their ideolo ???ical frame-work, foreign observer tend to see Cuba ??? a living hell or as a workers paradise in the making. If you look at this society without preconceptions or prejudices, you find that if is neither, but with elements of both...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA90FI9C8XSEZIX1YMDHT6EHP6F
    Media URN:
    VLVA90FI9C8XSEZIX1YMDHT6EHP6F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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