There is very little crime like that in Cuba because the laws are quite strict...one of the safer "exotic" destinations actually. The people are also some of the kindest most generous I've encountered...its a shame how our govt. has chosen to hurt them...my 2 cents.
It's unfortunate our government has conditioned a high level of ignorance into so much of our society concerning Cuba. Cubans are wonderful. At no point during my 7 days there did I feel threaten. Spread the word, Cuba is awesome!
I thought Cuba was off limits to Americans. How did you enter and exit the country? Do you need special permission from either government? There are other, non-communist countries, that have excellent fishing.