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    I went there three times in the 1990's, and in my conversations with people, I would echo your sentiments. Not being able to travel, speak freely or participate in a free market are basic and fundamental restrictions on a person that make free education and health care seem pretty insignificant.

    I think the reason is that a lot of the "left" that goes down there, does so with a political agenda in mind, and hooks up with organized elements within Cuba that have the same agenda. They then mostly talk to people who extol the wonders and virtues of Cuba, so it seems that things are going well.

    But that's a tiny minority of the population that has some kind of "hook up" with the government, or foreign allies. That's not the vast majority of the population.

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