|Source:Cuba Hoy- from this 1950s film about Cuba.|
"CUBA BEFORE FIDEL CASTRO"
From Cuba Hoy
This sounds like a propaganda film from the Bautista Regime that ran Cuba, before the Castro Communists took over the country through a military revolution in 1959. Cuba wasn't some thriving, liberal democracy and paradise of capitalism and private enterprise before Fidel Castro. But their urban areas and cities and the people who lived in those cities, were a lot better off under the Bautista's, then they became under Fidel Castro, who completely eliminated all capitalism and private enterprise, including local small businesses, when his regime came to power in 1959.