Cuba for me is a bright flame in a dark world. I am fully aware that it is no utopia and that there are many shortages and imperfections but they have learnt many interesting lessons during the special period after the USSR collapse and so are building from a self sufficient standpoint.
When one looks at the madness of the US and the EU where freeloader bankers run and ruin the economy, where corrupt central banks print more debt onto future generations and where all rationality and sustainability has left the room…Cuba is a beacon in front of all of this. I think the most humiliating lesson they have thought the world(And more importantly the US) is that you can provide free and excellent healthcare despite being bullied by exterior forces. Cuba is particularly interesting in the case of Greece with a similarly(but with no embargo!!!) crippled economy, they could really learn alot from Cuba who is also blighted by a heavy civil service.
I’ve long wondered about that health care myself. Even to the point that it wouldn’t surprise me at all to find that a communist dictatorship had been fiddling the figures. But even if not it’s an interesting justification isn’t it?
No democracy, gross poverty but free health care. I’m just wondering why this beats democracy, great wealth by historical standards and not free health care?
Or they could decide for themselves just a thought…………….. what kind of government they want ………………………………………… Elections in Cuba involve nomination of municipal candidates by voters in nomination assemblies, nomination of provincial and national candidates by candidacy commissions, voting by secret ballot, and recall elections
Since Cuba became a one-party republic and the Communist party became the official political party to which candidates are elected , they seem to have feared well. Free and fair elections interesting concept and a good idea any examples of that working out
Interesting, no? People still supporting stalinist “democracy”?