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.
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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