Cuba is a very safe place. Also, it has some very good restaurants. The best stew mutton I ever tasted was at a restaurant in Havana. I never saw a single homeless person. I never saw a person spaced out on drugs like you see in Western cities. But there are many people living in a single apartment. That being said. Life is not easy. For example; an adult in Cuba is allowed 5 eggs a month. Prashad can eat an omlette with 5 eggs for breakfast. I never saw a single interracial couple when I was there. It seems that people marry each other based on hair color. Red hair with red hair, blond hair with blond hair and black hair with black hair. Nevertheless, I saw black supervisors ordering blond blue eyes women to sweep and wash concrete. That you will not see in the English speaking Caribbean.