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A lively survey of Cuba's past and present, and a “must-have” companion to any Cuba travel guide

“Cuba has the same effect on American administrations<br> that the full moon has on werewolves.” –– Wayne Smith, former head of US Interests Section in
Havana

For more than 50 years, the US government and mass media have misrepresented, hidden or ignored the truth about Cuba. In "Cuba for the Misinformed," Mick Winter brings together a fascinating array of facts and anecdotes about Cuba's history, its government, its people, and the actions that the United States has taken against the well-being of those people.

Citizens of other countries do know many of these facts. That is why every year at the United Nations almost every country on the planet (the 2012 vote was 188-3) demands that the United States end its embargo of Cuba.

As you read this book, you will recognize that for more than fifty years something very interesting has been happening just ninety miles offshore from the United States. You may not agree with everything— or even anything— that has happened since the Cuban revolution, but you will likely admit that this small island country of eleven million people has had a global effect that reaches far beyond its size.

This book presents information that is little-known (particularly to most Americans) about Cuba and its relationship with the United States. It offers this information clearly, succinctly and in a style that's enjoyable to read, and backs it up with helpful footnotes and links to resources. Whether you're a student, educator or journalist; planning a trip to Cuba (this book is an essential companion to your Cuba tour book); anticipating future business dealings; or simply want to know more, you'll find "Cuba for the Misinformed" a treasure of interesting—and often fascinating—information, facts and anecdotes about Cuba and its people.


“Hard as it may be to accept, our policy toward Cuba has failed<br> and it is now time to change our focus from trying<br> to destroy Cuba's government to helping its people.
—Former US president Richard Nixon (1994)

Why did Che Guevara thank US President John Kennedy for the Bay of Pigs invasion?

What was the real deal on ending the Cuban Missile Crisis and why was Fidel Castro furious?

What did Cubans do to the man who killed Che Guevara?


Which country supports the US embargo of Cuba but lets its own citizens holiday and invest there?

Who thanked Cuba for helping bring about the end of apartheid in South Africa?

How did Cuba dramatically increase its literacy rate in just one year?

Why did Fidel Castro fire his own son?

What is Varadero and why don't Americans know about it?

Americans and all citizens of the world can learn much from what the Cuban people have accomplished. But we can learn only if we are aware of the facts.

This book has them.

A lively survey of Cuba's past and present, and a “must-have” companion to any Cuba travel guide

“Cuba has the same effect on American administrations<br> that the full moon has on werewolves.” –– Wayne Smith, former head of US Interests Section in
Havana

For more than 50 years, the US government and mass media have misrepresented, hidden or ignored the truth about Cuba. In "Cuba for the Misinformed," Mick Winter brings together a fascinating array of facts and anecdotes about Cuba's history, its government, its people, and the actions that the United States has taken against the well-being of those people.

Citizens of other countries do know many of these facts. That is why every year at the United Nations almost every country on the planet (the 2012 vote was 188-3) demands that the United States end its embargo of Cuba.

As you read this book, you will recognize that for more than fifty years something very interesting has been happening just ninety miles offshore from the United States. You may not agree with everything— or even anything— that has happened since the Cuban revolution, but you will likely admit that this small island country of eleven million people has had a global effect that reaches far beyond its size.

This book presents information that is little-known (particularly to most Americans) about Cuba and its relationship with the United States. It offers this information clearly, succinctly and in a style that's enjoyable to read, and backs it up with helpful footnotes and links to resources. Whether you're a student, educator or journalist; planning a trip to Cuba (this book is an essential companion to your Cuba tour book); anticipating future business dealings; or simply want to know more, you'll find "Cuba for the Misinformed" a treasure of interesting—and often fascinating—information, facts and anecdotes about Cuba and its people.


“Hard as it may be to accept, our policy toward Cuba has failed<br> and it is now time to change our focus from trying<br> to destroy Cuba's government to helping its people.
—Former US president Richard Nixon (1994)

Why did Che Guevara thank US President John Kennedy for the Bay of Pigs invasion?

What was the real deal on ending the Cuban Missile Crisis and why was Fidel Castro furious?

What did Cubans do to the man who killed Che Guevara?


Which country supports the US embargo of Cuba but lets its own citizens holiday and invest there?

Who thanked Cuba for helping bring about the end of apartheid in South Africa?

How did Cuba dramatically increase its literacy rate in just one year?

Why did Fidel Castro fire his own son?

What is Varadero and why don't Americans know about it?

Americans and all citizens of the world can learn much from what the Cuban people have accomplished. But we can learn only if we are aware of the facts.

This book has them.

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Cuba for the Misinformed: Facts from the Forbidden Island

  1. 1. What have the US government and mass media told you about Cuba?
  2. 2. Evil Dictators!
  3. 3. Terrorists! And even worse... Socialists and Communists!
  4. 4. A highly regimented society!
  5. 5. Downtrodden peasants forced to work at gunpoint in the sugar cane fields!
  6. 6. A country isolated by the rest of the world (4,000,000 passengers a year with flights from more than 25 international airlines)
  7. 7. Would you like to see some TRUE FACTS about Cuba?
  8. 8. EDUCATION Free for everyone! Including university for those who qualify.
  9. 9. HEALTH CARE Free for everyone! Including eye care, dental care and prescriptions. House calls are routine and convenient because there is usually a doctor living in the neighborhood. 5.91 physicians per thousand people (In the US it's 2.3 per thousand) A life expectancy that's higher than the United States! (79.1 versus 78.5)
  10. 10. LITERACY A literacy rate that's even higher than the United States! 99.8% versus 98.2% And Cubans achieved this by teaching each other.
  11. 11. HURRICANES Cuba helps people before hurricanes happen. (Remember New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina?) Before hurricanes hit, people are transported to shelters – NOT to huge arenas—where food, water and medical supplies await. Even pets are welcome, with veterinarians waiting for them. (Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered 1600 fully-equipped medical personnel to help people in New Orleans. The Bush administration turned them down.)
  12. 12. CIGARS It's illegal for an American (or any resident of the US) to smoke a Cuban cigar in Mexico. That's the kind of absurd laws created by the US government against Cuba (and Americans). Want another crazy law? Cubans are allowed by the Cuban government to visit the US. Americans are not allowed by their government to visit Cuba.
  13. 13. FREE MEDICAL SCHOOL Cuba's medical schools even give free medical training to young people from other countries. All they have to do is promise to practice in poor and underserved areas when they return home. And, yes, there are even Americans studying there.
  14. 14. You can read all this and much more—268 pages, to be exact, in...
  15. 15. Now in paperback and e-book A lively survey of Cuba's past and present, and a “must-have” companion to any Cuba travel guide “Cuba has the same effect on American administrations that the full moon has on werewolves.” –– Wayne Smith, former head of US Interests Section in Havana For more than 50 years, the US government and mass media have misrepresented, hidden or ignored the truth about Cuba. In Cuba for the Misinformed, Mick Winter brings together a fascinating array of facts and anecdotes about Cuba's history, its government, its people, and the actions that the United States has taken against the well- being of those people.
  16. 16. Discover the answers to these questions and more... Why did Che Guevara thank US President John Kennedy for the Bay of Pigs invasion? What was the real deal on ending the Cuban Missile Crisis and why was Fidel Castro furious? What did Cubans do to the man who killed Che Guevara? Which country supports the US embargo of Cuba but lets its own citizens holiday and invest there?
  17. 17. ALBERTO KORDA Alberto Korda received no payment for his iconic photograph of Che Guevara, which is often considered the best-known and most reproduced photograph in the world.
  18. 18. FIDEL CASTRO Fidel Castro led his country while ten US presidents came and left, starting with Dwight Eisenhower and ending when Castro retired during the administration of George W. Bush.
  19. 19. GUANTANAMO Where 729 prisoners of the “War on Terrorism” have been held. Some have been as young as thirteen years of age; most have been determined to be guilty of no crimes, yet are still being held.
  20. 20. More questions that are answered in the book... Who thanked Cuba for helping bring about the end of apartheid in South Africa? How did Cuba dramatically increase its literacy rate in just one year? Why did Fidel Castro fire his own son? What is Varadero and why don't Americans know about it?
  21. 21. MUSIC Cuban music is more than just the Buena Vista Social Club. Cuba has had a huge influence on music, not just in Latin America but around the world, including the United States.
  22. 22. EMBARGO When the US government says the “international community” supports its economic embargo of Cuba, it means “Israel.” Every year for 21 years an overwhelming majority of countries at the United Nations has voted against the embargo. In 2012, the vote was 188-3 against the embargo. Only the US, Israel and Palau voted to support it.
  23. 23. VARADERO Canadian and British tourists fly directly to the international airport at Cuba's biggest resort. One million visitors a year enjoy the diving, fishing and 20 kilometers of white, sandy beaches. Few Americans even know Varadero exists.
  24. 24. COLORFUL E-BOOKS The photos inside the paperback are in black and white, but in the e-book versions you'll find many of the photographs in FULL COLOR.
  25. 25. BUY IT NOW! Available at Amazon, iTunes Barnes and Noble, and Vook. Paperback – 268 pages Or buy directly from our website E-book in epub, Kindle and www.cubamisinformed.com pdf formats All books contain 238 footnotes or endnotes showing sources of all facts, and more than 80 Cuba-related websites ISBN 978-0965000-9-6

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