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What does Cuba offer that no other country does? What takes you back to the little forbidden island again and again? First there is what the people call the “inner child”, the intuition in us, the little person in charge of our big thinking. My friends call him “Pablito Diablito”, the little devil within me. He is the one that does not allow me to grow up, the one that feeds my creativity, and the one that gives me my zest for life. For me the “Cuban process” keeps the little child alive and well. Figuring out creative ways to bring groups to Cuba, under the licensing regiments of the United States and the limitations of what the Cuban regulations allows us see in Cuba proves to be challenging but rewarding.
Some people find the history of Cuba compelling, for whatever reason. Cuba escaped the stranglehold of Spain through interesting agreements with the United States in the 19th century. The agreements led to much of Cuba being run by both American businesses and mob interests and in many cases those interests were combined. The eventual unsuccessful invasion known as the Bay of Pigs was largely a force of Cuban born citizens living in Miami, trained by the CIA, and then launched an invasion within Cuba at Playa Girón, three hours outside of Havana.
Recognizing the failure of the invasion, Fidel Castro knew that sooner or later the Americans would come back stronger in numbers and weaponry and so he partnered up with Kruschev of the U.S.S.R. This lead to the inevitable Cuban missile Crisis and the showdown between JFK, Krushev and Castro. The end result was DEFCON 2; we merely escaped a nuclear war and the bizarre U.S. Cuban policy was set in motion.
Fidel drew close to Russia for the land based missiles; his philosophy was not Marxists, or communist he merely needed a place to feel safe, and partnering up with Russia gave him that ally he needed.
American liberals seem to love the fact that tiny little Cuba stood up to the United States. Such defiance they merely had to see for themselves as well as possibly associate with the defiance or perhaps in a respectfully jealous way indentify with it, even if it meant associating with the rebel island and their infamous leader both positively and negatively notorious that is. There are those whose main focus is to drive by the beaches at Girón to see where the Bay of Pigs occurred. Now it is merely a beach with waves and sand and there is a small museum there, nonetheless, this geographical hot spot conjures up the imagination of how the little island held on and eventually became the Cuba we know today.