On previous visits to Cuba I have seen enormous limousines parked in front of Hotel Capri in Vedado. I had never gave them much thought until I learned from a Cuban friend that they were once part of Fidel Castro’s private fleet. His real “in-character” ride of choice however was the military grade jeep. As well as El Comandante's transportation, it is these exact limos that were used to escort world leaders and dignitaries while in Cuba. After asking around I learned that you could in fact hire one of these limos and its driver.
Almost exactly 57 years ago, the Kennedy Administration imposed the first legislation restricting exports to Cuba. Many other U.S. Administrations have since followed suit, growing what is commonly known today as the U.S. embargo of Cuba.
Because Cuba’s trade has been restricted for the last half century, you’ll truly notice how dated everything is; from the cars on the road, to the architecture, and even to the Wi-Fi connection!
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