Sailorman2012 Wrote:
Nov 27, 2012 5:05 PM
WRONG.... Think about this, if so many rich Cubans left, then that shoots down the argument that it was a bad place to live since there were so many RICH people. First of all, nobody really left right before Castro. The exile came AFTER Castro. There were different waves. The first on January 1959, right after Castro took over and started executing people. These were mostly members of the Batista gov, and yes, many business people but not all. Then we had the Camarioca wave in the early sixties where after the Bay of Pigs and the takeover of Cuban businesses by the goverment. The started with the larger plantations and worked their way down until ALL private property was made illegal. By the way, most of the large sugar mills