Thursday, September 28, 2006

Cuba’s socialist achievements

Compulsory and free education for all up to 15 years of age.
Free further education for anyone keen enough to pursue higher education.
Healthcare that is accessible to all.
Racial integration (up to 400,000 Africans had been brought to Cuba to work on the island’s sugarcane plantations before the slave trade was abolished in the latter half of the 19th century)
Vigorous cultural output
Enviable achievements in sports
Ability to help other countries with teams of doctors and teachers
Independence from domination by other countries.