Many folks don’t remember Cuba before Castro. I do. That dates me. I was young in the day and I remember studying it all in school as current events. Batista was a horrible dictator. He treated people very badly so it did not take a lot for Castro to build himself an army under the aegis of a new free land.
Things quickly changed after Castro took the reins of the island country. Suddenly it was a communist dictatorship. Now, the question does come up from time to time, were they better under Batista or Castro. I answer the question with one observation. They didn’t like Batista. He was horrible. However, it was only after Castro that they started trying to reach the US on anything that would float. They fled the place as if their lives depended on it. In many cases, it did.
I don’t know about you, but this tells me it was worse under Castro. That tells us all something about communism that we should all take to heart. If the communists take the rein here, there will be nowhere to go, except maybe Brazil. Brazil is a lot farther away.
I think it would be better to keep the commies from taking over in the first place, and the second and third place too.