underated: very interesting video. Things have changed since 1960s/70s and in today's Cuba you can listen to any kind of music you like unless it's obviously anti-governmental/anti-Castro.
capullo: unfortunately I've never been to Santiago
kalcidis: I don't think it was easy for Jamaicans to buy records by Cuban artists back in 1970s and I also guess Jamaican radio broadcasts were dominated by music from the US and not from Cuba. Also, don't forget about the language barrier that exists between Cubans and Jamaicans.
///Weren't Jamaicans able to intercept radio broadcasts from Cuba?////
Of course they were, but the thing is that most people aren't really interested in listening to radio broadcasts in a language they can't understand.
So of course they were, just like Cubans were/are alble to intercept radio broadcastes from the US.
Radio y Televisión Martí is a radio and television broadcaster based in Miami, Florida, financed by the United States government (Broadcasting Board of Governors), which transmits anti-Castro propaganda to Cuba in Spanish. Its broadcasts can also be heard in the United States.
///@ Roman, other reasons for low crime are
- little or no drugs trade////
Things are changing. To the worse.
///-nothing to steal since no-ones got anything////
There's always something to steal, especially from tourists )
///-no culture of organised crime as castro emptied the prisons and sent most of the criminals to the US////
That was 30+ years ago and many things have changed siince then
///While cubans have much to be thankful for- low crime, great healthcare and education etc ////
Great healthcare and great education... Well... It's all in the past now, at least for the wide majority of Cunbans. The corruption has taken over both health care and the system of education.