Cuba, the Island I Treasure recounts the search for truth in a lifetime of broken promises as one man travels to his homeland, Cuba. After forty four years since he left, Cuba still is a land of beauty yet fraught with contradictions. He is surprised by what the country has to offer him soon after he arrives. Most Cubans are vigilant of 'Big Brother' watching but they have remarkably kept their festive attitude toward life. How do you shake the heartbreaking poverty? Some have adapted and others can't get beyond the coercion of the revolution. The author keeps asking, "Is ignorance bliss?" The author's journey of healing begins when he recalls Cuba through his childhood memories. He discovered that change is inevitably and it must come from the inside. What essential facts will help strengthen this change? The U.S. must lift its embargo to help alleviate the hunger and lack of medicine that affects many Cubans. In return, does the Cuban government have enough guts to free its political prisoners and allow freedom of speech to flourish and go unpunished? Cuba can heal its broken heart. Cuba, the Island I Treasure may help show us the way.