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Waiting for the Revolution

Cuba for me– and many Latin Americans– is a pilgrimage of sorts that at one point represented our most hopeful desires for our burgeoning American republics; sadly, we realized that it came at the cost of autonomy and personal development.   Furthermore, Cuba continues to surprise economists, politicians and intellectuals as some observations fall foul to reason. The country enjoys a health care system that is among the best for industrialized countries as measured by parameters such as infant mortality under the age of 5 and life expectancy. This is contrary to common sense as Cuba economically does not have the same economic power to invest in health as other more developed countries, and they continuously suffer from a shortage of essential health related goods such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and intravenous saline.

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