Castro Forced Many to Live a Life In Exile- What’s Next for Cuba?

Marcelo Salup shares family photos and personal insights on what’s next for Cuba.

 

So, Fidel Died.

I left Cuba when I was four. I honestly don’t have any emotional attachment of any kind (good or bad) to Cuba…not the slightest emotional tie with Cuba or Cubans. Sorry, none. 

As a family it’s not a subject that we have broached at all. My father is 90, and I’m not about to get him started in some rant.

Pre-Castro my dad and my grandfather were co-owners of the Copacabana Hotel; post castro we lived in a 2-bedroom rinky dinky apartment. 

My father, Marcelo Salup and my mom Georgina Alcazar in front of the back façade of the Copacabana Hotel. The hotel belonged to my grandfather (Marcelo Salup) and my dad.

Author’s father and my mother in front of our house in Miramar, La Habana, Cuba

My father and my mother in front of our house in Miramar, La Habana, Cuba

 

 My mother in 1954 pregnant (with me)

My mother in 1954 pregnant (with me)

My parents post 1955 (because my sister was born that year) in front of the Copacabana Hotel.

My parents post 1955 (because my sister was born that year) in front of the Copacabana Hotel.

 

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