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    First time in Cuba was 1954 and Dolores opened a market stall with all the cherries she took from me. Last time in Cuba was about four years ago, we took children's toothbrushes, crayons, colouring books, children's clothes and other child necessities, underwear etc, monetary tips were of little use, as locals were unable to buy these luxuries due to non availability, they were gratefully received. Being able to speak a little Spanish also helped and we were treated with the utmost kindness also able to brush up on my dancing with some senoritas, to all those I met I was the only person they had met who had been in Cuba pre Castro days, they may have hard times but they never lost their charm or cheerfulness. Alas my wife wouldn't let me bring any home!

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    People are very naive Keith . Although nearly 65 years ago the Bay of Pigs
    Era is still very active in our memory’s. Today many have never heard of it.
    Like most of history people only remember what they want to remember.
    Saw a program on telly the other night about the embargo on Cuba during
    The Kennedy era with all the warships on blockade and all the old footage
    Still very active in a lot of seamen’s memories as though it was last week.
    Cheers JS
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    You are right John no one remembers.
    But what is worse it is not taught as history at school.
    Subjects such as this should be, the only way to ensure the future generation can learn from mistakes of the past.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    Those that forget History are doomed to repeat it. Are you listening Mr Pompeio .
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