[QUOTE=JoeTrumps;1064123646]All those comments blaming the U.S. embargo for the poverty and backwardness of Cuba seem to miss the point that the island has been able to trade and interact with almost all of the rest of the world, Europe and Canada included. So why hasn't this cooperation been more beneficial for Cubans? Could it be because Cuba is a prison state?[/QUOTE]
The USA is the prison state. The highest number of citizens in jail per capita
in the entire World. Something like 3% of the population. It is a great business
here in the USA. So good, in fact, that large Corporate prisons are in the business
and require 90% occupancy with their state and federal contracts. Prisons are
good business. All you have to do is have lots of laws that put people in jail. That's
the Good ol' USA, don't ya' know?