Any honest person, in looking at current pictures of Cuba, know it to be a backwater dump. No new cars, no industry to speak of, with the exception of perhaps cigars (tobacco), sugar, and mining. I’ve known many great Cubans who came to America and became successful. So I am not bagging on the people, only their governmental leadership.
Let’s look at the pole vaulting pole of one of their Olympic pole vaulters, Lazaro Borges:
It shattered in three pieces. Amazing. Poor guy. Defect Lazaro. . .