It’s a sleep-on-the-floor-with-Pink-Floyd-on-the-turntable, while-mourning-your-shortcomings kind of night.
Interesting read. Article comparing current starvation in Cuba to the Ukrainian Holodomor of the 1920s.
Where are the facts and figures for this? According to this, on average Cubans have a daily calorie intake of some 2,600 per day, one of the highest in Latin America.
I failed to see any starvation, either in the countryside or Havana when I was there.
Anyone else remember talking about going to help Venezuela fight back against a coup shortly after Chavez died? We may need to do that.
International brigades 2.0
A guide to running a “Living History” Facebook page written by my Balkan buddies.
Between Soviet troops in Afghanistan, the Foreign Legion regiment that threw a coup, and soon Castro-ite Cuban rebel impressions, I feel ya!
Chosen Location: Burma
Primary Weapon(s): MAS 49/56 w/ scope, night sight, bayonet
Secondary Weapon(s): Mauser C96 “Bolo”
Ammunition: Full Load of 10 Round 7.5mm Magazines in TAP Webbing, 400 rounds In Ruck, With Two Converted 25 Round Mle. 24/29 mags. 200 Rounds For The C96 x4 RG-42 Grenades x2 White Phosphorus Grenades
Headgear/Helmet: French Chapeau de Brousse
Jacket: Duck Hunter Camo Jacket
Shirt: Generic Khaki Shirt
Pants: Brit Army Bombay Bloomers
Boots: Palladium Bush Boots
Webbing: French TAP Webbing, Chinese Mauser Rig
Pack: UK Bergen Rucksack
Shoulder Bag(s): French Mle. 24/29 Ammo Bag for Grenades
Miscellaneous Equipment: Machete, USGI Jungle Hammock
Miscellaneous Clothing: German Rain Cape
Additional Equipment: AN/PRC-6 Hand Radio Set