Our man in Havana: Cuba in 1987

In 1987, our classical music editor Dick O’Riordan made a trip to Cuba. This is the article he published in the Evening Press.

4th December, 2016
Fidel Castro

Imagine a tropical island with dreamy beaches washed by seas of dazzling blues. The island’s population is multi-racial without a hint of racialism. Education is totally free all the way up to university and beyond. All medical care is free – even heart transplants.

Public transport is cheap enough to be considered almost free.

Everybody is guaranteed a home of their own, enough food to comfortably sustain them, a job and a minimum...

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