Sir: As a former resident of Cuba for more than 13 years, I found your cover story on that country [Oct. 8] most interesting. How tragic to see a once beautiful tropical island crumble in the hands of an egomaniac like Fidel Castro.
MRS. JOAN SEYMOUR
Sir: The Cuban economy is in tatters, but certainly not "back where it started as a one-crop sugar producer." Cuba's economy before Castro was buoyant and quite diversified, although the sugar industry was the basic business, just as steel is in this country. Contrary to...