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To his critics, the late Fidel Castro was a totalitarian despot, an opponent of free speech and a man determined to preserve his hard-won revolution whatever the cost.
But to his defenders and admirers, he was a leader whose enlightened and practical approach to social care provided Cuba with enviable health and education systems.
Castro's legacy and the envy of many nations: social care in Cuba
Cuba’s literacy rate is at 100% and life expectancy parallels first world nations, despite limited funding and supplies
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