Cuba's Special Period by Libby Hellmann

Cuba's Special Period by Libby Hellmann

call it the “Depression Nobody Knows About” — at least here in the U.S.

Cuba suffered a severe depression in the early Nineties that makes our “Great Recession” look like a walk in the park. Some say the Cuban economy still hasn’t recovered, and there is some truth to that. Today I talk about Cuba’s Special Period over at the wonderful blog, “Murder is Everywhere.”

What does surprise me, though, is how little Americans know about Cuba’s “Special Period” in the 1990’s. It was so dire that I wonder why the exile community didn’t jump on it for propaganda purposes. Or the pretext for another invasion attempt. But apparently, they didn’t, so the Special Period remains the depression nobody knows about.

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