Okay so teaismeteaiswe asked me to explain why cuba doesn’t have Starbucks and why cubans don’t pay taxes:
Okay Cuba is a communist country and USA has an embargo on Cuba thus Cuba has no American stores or American products. All cuban stores or products are usually from ally countries in Latin American or Russia.
Very brief history:
> cuba was inhabited by Indians
> Spain colonized and exploited the country.
> Spanish American war happened and cuban gained its independence from Spain
> cuba was capitalist
> America (USA) and fulgencio Batista ( corrupt president of cuba at the time ) began to exploit Cuba, taking all the resources, sugar, coffee and money, made Cuba into a paradise for American gangs while Cubans were poor as fuck.
> Fidel Castro was tired of that shit so he decided to invade his own country with an army of under 100 men ( if I recall well) including CHE GUEVARA to overthrow the government of fulgencio Batista and start a whole new order.
> this was the cuban revolution 1959
> Cuba became communist as Fidel Castro became leader.
> Cubans who were corrupt, capitalist or owned major businesses escaped cuba to the USA because they didn’t want to live in a communist country. They are known as cuban exiles and they usually love in Florida now.
> John f Kennedy the president if the USA at the time didn’t like the fact that communism was happening 90 miles from the USA. So he decided to create an embargo agaisnt cuba to assure that nothing from USA goes to cuba and nothing from cuba can make it to the USA until cuba decides to be “capitalist” and “democratic”.
> ever since JOHN F KENNEDY’s embargo cuba has not been able to establish any American businesses or have much contact with USA at all thus everything cuba has is from either Russia, Latin America or certain parts of Europe. This is why there are only 1950 cars and cuba seems to be frozen in time. John f Kennedy was also afraid cuba would spread communism throught USA.
> everyone in the USA associated with cuba or was a thought to be communist was under investigation and had their constitutional rights violated and was immediately under watch by the FBI.
> more communist persecution and oppression happened in the USA
> FBI AND CIA tried assassinating Fidel Castro over 600 hundred times and failed.
> this day the propaganda of the Cold War and anti communism is spread through America with much bias and lies.
> people who own small businesses in Cuba have to pay taxes ever since this year.
Cuba tends to be anti American because USA wants to force their government and style of life up their noses. In conclusion there isn’t a Starbucks or McDonalds because America doesn’t let Cuba have them
And because those are major chain restaurants ( aka capitalism which is rejected in cuba).