The Cuba I Remember

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                    While I had lived and worked in Taiwan and Korea, I have also visited a number of
other countries including one that seems to fascinate many Americans—Cuba. Yes, Cuba is an 
interesting country. Founded before the United States ever existed, it has a long history with a rich culture,
a very friendly people, and breathtaking architecture. The Cuban government encourages tourism to bring
in badly needed money for its economy. Crime is rarely problem, and Cuban food is pretty good. There
are three major problems with things in Cuba. First, a lot of the country’s infrastructure is decaying. The
government has done a poor job in trying to rebuild roads, homes, historic buildings, and renovating 
the modern buildings created in Cuba in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Second, the government does a poor job
in providing housing for its people and medical care is in fact usually of poor quality. Finally, information
is strictly controlled. No tourist is allowed to bring in any newspaper or magazine from outside of Cuba.
All newspapers and magazines in Cuba are printed by the government. The government also censors
any and all news on the Internet, and all TV stations only broadcast what the government wants. 
Because of government policies, almost all of Cubans are poor and have barely enough food to eat.
Only those in the Communist Party of Cuba (the only party legally recognized on the island) have it
good. Despite all of the bad things I have mentioned, if anyone is interested in going to Cuba I say
they should go to see the country for themselves.