Tue, Sep 24 | The Jenks

Cuba After Castro

Join Barry Pell to learn more about Cuba today.
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Cuba After Castro

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Jenks , 109 Skillings Road, Winchester, MA

About the Event

Cuba is a nation of paradoxes - a leader in health, but with shortages of basic foods and consumer goods; among the highest literacy rates in Latin America, but with constraints on free speech; magnificent restored colonial architecture side by side with blocks of dilapidated and crumbling apartment buildings. Kept in a time warp for decades by an economic system controlled exclusively by the government, and exacerbated by the United States embargo, Cuba is now emerging to allow private businesses, private property ownership, and public internet access. Barry Pell traveled to Cuba in 2000 and returned in 2019 to speak with the Cuban people and observe the changes. Accompanied by his photographs, Barry will discuss how its people are embracing and benefitting from the changes, while remaining devoted to the nation’s revolutionary ideals and cultural heritage. This program is supported by a grant from the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation.

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