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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cuba Reverses Course to Permit Golf

“One of Fidel Castro’s first acts upon taking power was to get rid of Cuba’s golf courses, seeking to stamp out a sport he and other socialist revolutionaries saw as the epitome of bourgeois excess. Now, 50 years later, foreign developers say the Cuban government has swung in nearly the opposite direction, giving preliminary approval in recent weeks for four large luxury golf resorts on the island, the first in an expected wave of more than a dozen that the government anticipates will lure free-spending tourists to a nation hungry for cash.” (New York Times)

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

FEE Timely Classic
“Inventing Life in Cuba” by Marc A. Olshan