Sunday, November 27, 2016

Viva Fidel!, Viva La Revolución!

Hero of the Revolution, Fidel Castro (1926-2016) enters Batista's Havana with his comrades, January 1959

CUBA BEFORE                                                     CUBA AFTER
Infant Mortality: 60%                                                   6.33%
Access to health care: limited by income                      100.0%
Literacy: >1 million illiterate, more semi-literate        99.8%
Higher Education: limited by social class                           34%
Telephone service:  limited availability                              Free
Housing units built since 1959:                            >2 million
Life expectancy:  59                                                       71.9