IAMA former communist and now Cuban American who immigrated to the US. I worked in proximity to political figures, including Fidel Castro. I was born during the Cuban Revolution. AMA
I am sitting with my 56 year old mother who does not understand or speak english, but is welcome to answer questions about what communism really is, what Cuba really is like, etc. She has many stories to tell, as well she is an established author who has appeared on TV to discuss her books. She asks that you posts your questions, as it will take some time to translate all of them for her to answer. Please ask your questions, she is excited to answer all of them!
Verification - Link to Dolor Cubano which is one of my mothers books that she made free for 2 days for Redditors that speaks more in depth about Cuba. It is about 50 pages long. Forgive us for it is in Spanish as it was intended for a native audience, we did not expect to be mentioning it here. We are looking to translate it though, perhaps someone could help us translate it for the community, it answers alot of questions. She wanted to share it for anyone interested. Some of her other books are available in english.