I was in Cuba four years ago and the above is basically true. President Castro’s “Revolucion Energetica” included some valuable elements such as conservation measures, re-investment in the power grid and the installation of back-up generators for important facilities such as health centres. A questionable feature of the plan was the replacement of large-scale thermal-electric plants with numerous small generators dispersed around the island. Suffice to say they all started failing due to the lack of diesel fuel after Russia pulled all aid after the Wall collapsed. Another excellent dinner joke!