Cuba's Condom CrisisSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:46
April 21, 2014
Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
Having traveled to well over 100 countries, I have seen some pretty shocking signs of poverty around the world.
In parts of Asia, it's not uncommon for parents in poor villages to sell their children for bags of rice... or for children to be stolen outright and sold as orphans to unsuspecting foreigners.
In Africa, I've seen people who are so destitute they intentionally mangle and gash their own bodies just to give themselves good cause to shock foreign tourists into donations.
But I'd have to rank poverty in Cuba as the most extreme.
Going to Cuba is like going back in time. The country lacks basic products and services, many of which we consider staples in modern life.
Most roads and buildings are in horrendous condition. And the average person in the country has to make do with just a few dollars a month.