Imagine: Positive Shifts in the Relationships Between the United States & Cuba

Imagine: Positive Shifts in the Relationships Between the United States & Cuba | Saul Bienenfeld

“And the world will be as one.” The world-renowned music and lyrics of John Lennon symbolize the current trajectory of the relationship between the United States & Cuba. This is ironic, given Cuba’s historic view of The Beatles. In the 1950s and ‘60s, Fidel Castro said, “There will be no ‘Beatlemania’ in Cuba.” During that time in Cuba, The Beatles were considered to be a “vulgar, consumerist group” and “another tool of capitalist America,” (did he know they were British?) and people were actually imprisoned just for listening to the Beatles there.

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