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What have the US government and
mass media told you about Cuba?
Evil Dictators!
Terrorists!
And even worse...
Socialists and Communists!
A highly regimented society!
Downtrodden peasants
forced to work at gunpoint
in the sugar cane fields!
A country isolated by
 the rest of the world




(4,000,000 passengers a year with flights from
more than 25 international airlines)
Would you like to see some
 TRUE FACTS about Cuba?
EDUCATION
Free for everyone!

Including university for
those who qualify.
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)
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.
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.)
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.
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.
You can read all this and much
more—268 pages, to be exact,
in...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Cuba for the Misinformed: Facts from the Forbidden Island

  • 1. What have the US government and mass media told you about Cuba?
  • 5. Downtrodden peasants forced to work at gunpoint in the sugar cane fields!
  • 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. Would you like to see some TRUE FACTS about Cuba?
  • 8. EDUCATION Free for everyone! Including university for those who qualify.
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. You can read all this and much more—268 pages, to be exact, in...
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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