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古巴是加勒比海最大的岛屿,面积和美国一个州不相上下,却簇拥1100万人口。相比于加勒比海的其他岛屿,OASIS合伙人公司强烈感觉古巴将在未来十年成为下一个热门的目的地。总之,像巴拿马、开曼和维尔京群岛这样的地区是无法和古巴丰富的文化底蕴相比的。卡斯特罗革命之前,古巴已经建成了一个发达和完全现代的社会。今天,即使美国的禁运制裁已经生效,古巴人民却是全世界受教育程度最高和最健康的人群之一,并且向全球需要帮助的国家派遣医疗团队。

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Cathedral square with tables in front © Cuba Absolutely, 2014 - 2020

Cathedral square with tables in front

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000324 HAVANA, CUBA: The Capitolio building in central Havana, built in 1929, was inspired by the United States Capitol building and is a major draw for tourists Saturday 3/24/00. The building symbolizes the close ties that Cuba once had to America and housed the Chamber of Representatives and the Senate but now is a science museum. (DAVID TULIS/Staff)

000324 HAVANA, CUBA: The Capitolio building in central Havana, built in 1929, was inspired by the United States Capitol building and is a major draw for tourists Saturday 3/24/00. The building symbolizes the close ties that Cuba once had to America and housed the Chamber of Representatives and the Senate but now is a science museum. (DAVID TULIS/Staff)

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Morro castle © Cuba Absolutely, 2014

Morro castle © Cuba Absolutely, 2014

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Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, so large that it’s as big as an American state in size, and more crowded by its population of 11 million.  Oasis Partners strongly feels that Cuba is the “Go TO” destination in the coming decades when compared to other islands in the Caribbean.   In summary, no other island such as Bahamas, Caymans, Virgin Islands etc can compare to the richness of culture offered by Cuba.  Prior to the Castro revolution, Cuba already stood out as an advanced and fully modernized society.  Today, even with the embargoes from the U.S. in place, the Cuban people are among the most educated and healthy in the world, sending medical teams around the globe to help nations in need.  All this despite the average salary being just $30 USD per month, with the average family requiring about $300 USD per month to meet a basic living standard.

We found Cuban people to be the most resilient and dignified people we have ever met in this hemisphere.  What they lack in material goods, they make up for in character and social culture.   Any Cuban local can look and feel totally normal and comfortable whether in third world conditions or in the most expensive night club in the world.  You would never know it, especially if they can speak english.