I love your arts. Creativity abounds. I love the colors, creations and that this time I got to go where your creative class goes. I loved meeting the hip hop duo Obsesion and hearing how they are trying to bring the issues of race out in the open with songs fighting the negativity associated with being back. For example, the idea that Afro-Cuban hair is "bad hair" and instead of just hair in their video "Los Pelos". I love that at their weekly open mic sessions they give a chance to young people to think out loud and build their voices.
owners run classes to help the marginalized in their communities find ways to get on the economic ladder. I know this isn't perfect, but its definitely more deeply instilled than where I live, NY, where individual profit is the name of the game often at the expense of the community around you.
I know many people will come to your shores and see poverty. They are not wrong. But I give you credit for attempting to have a social safety net. I give you credit for your excellent education and health care system. And once again, I hope you will give more economic freedoms. I hope you will find ways for your wonderful, well-educated citizens to make a living besides moving to my country. I don't want you to open yourself up too widely to the international market and thus get crushed by "free trade" with USA, but hope you will find ways to give opportunities to your people so they can figure out their own best financial direction letting them have small businesses and government support to help them grow.