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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    To a Cuban refugee me, this is even better news than the death of Bin Laden.

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    He did many good things and many not so good things.

    1st world levels of literacy and a longer life expectancy than Americans thanks to the education and health systems. Not so great on the economic front, not helped by a tough US embargo.

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristaeus View Post
    He did many good things and many not so good things.

    1st world levels of literacy and a longer life expectancy than Americans thanks to the education and health systems. Not so great on the economic front, not helped by a tough US embargo.
    Population so educated they export doctors to needy countries. They train them specifically for where they're going and what resources will be available to them. Pay them, too. Not much, but they don't have much.
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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It is my pleasure to share the news that Fidel Castro has at last given up the ghost. May the thousands he murdered, and the many more who he imprisoned and tortured, haunt him.

    Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 - BBC News
    It sure took long enough for the CIA's cigars to kill the old bastard. They should have let the mob whack him like Robert Kennedy wanted!
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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckiechan View Post
    It sure took long enough for the CIA's cigars to kill the old bastard. They should have let the mob whack him like Robert Kennedy wanted!
    The story used to be that heads of state didn't deal in assassination because they were all vulnerable. I heard vague rumours about John Kennedy and attempts on Castro's life and discounted them. Then I remembered what happened to Kennedy...
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    A god time for him to leave us: having seen the utter humiliation of the US resulting from the election of Trump.

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Population so educated they export doctors to needy countries. They train them specifically for where they're going and what resources will be available to them. Pay them, too. Not much, but they don't have much.
    I have seen rather horrific documentary of the health services to the underprivileged in Cuba in relatively left leaning media. One on German television that showed the state of dental care was particularly revolting. There seem to be two narratives. But, if the question is, whether cuba does medicine better than other miserably poor dictatorships, that is probably yes. But the country could be rich and he kept it poor.

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Hope the ****er lands in hell for eternity. Chalk him up there with Hitler, the Kims, Stalin, Mao, and the rest of the lot.

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristaeus View Post
    He did many good things and many not so good things.
    Yeah, what a guy. So did Stalin and Hitler.

    1st world levels of literacy and a longer life expectancy than Americans thanks to the education and health systems. Not so great on the economic front, not helped by a tough US embargo.
    He was an example of the worst that humanity has to offer. He did crap for healthcare, declined during his murderous reign.
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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Yeah, what a guy. So did Stalin and Hitler.
    Please enlighten us with the many good things you belive Hitler did.

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