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President López Obrador never tried to hide his admiration for Cuba’s communist regime. His youngest son, Jesus Ernesto, is called…

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President López Obrador never tried to hide his admiration for Cuba’s communist regime. His youngest son, Jesus Ernesto, is called Jesus after the Nazarene and Ernesto after Che Guevara. On July 25, 2021, AMLO confirmed that Cuba is an “example of resistance”.

On 16 September, he said: “The people of Cuba deserve an award of honour, and that island should be considered the new nomenia for an example of resistance, and I think for that reason it should be declared a World Heritage Site. ” , At the Independence Parade he invited Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel to deliver the keynote address, not as a witness. Yesterday he made an official visit to Cuba, whose president decorated him.

Far from being an example, however, Cuba is a dictatorship. The Communist Party is the only legal one. Although elections are held in the country, with only candidates, it allows the participation of only those approved by the candidate commission. Like all dictators, it claims that its legitimacy comes from the fact that it is building a better society. It takes particular pride in its education and health systems. However, between July 11 and 17, 2021, Cuba faced strong demonstrations over a lack of food and medicine and a lack of freedom, despite the fact that it is difficult to resist due to the harshness of repression and sanctions. In March, 127 protesters were sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison.

The Cuban government claims it has eradicated poverty. In 2019, it published a report to the ECLAC, indicating that only 6.8 percent of the population lives in precarious conditions. However, the document does not use the international definition of extreme poverty of $1.90 a day because it says it is not applicable in Cuba because of free health and education services.

The government reports average income in dollars, not in Cuban pesos, but at an artificial exchange rate, the Cuban convertible peso of one per dollar, used by the CUC. That reported per capita income of $7,524 per year, which at the market exchange rate would equate to $300 (diariodecuba.com). Cuba is actually one of the poorest countries in the world.

Cuba is one of the few countries that does not report poverty levels, nor does it publish a inequality index (GINI). It reveals, yes, the minimum wage, 2,100 Cuban pesos per month, at $88, or 1,821 Mexican pesos, but does not state how many people earn it. The portal es.statista.com uses a household survey to suggest that 70 percent of Cuban households live in extreme poverty on less than $1.90 a day.

The “blockade” that the government uses as an excuse does not exist. Cuba trades with several countries including Spain and Mexico. Yes, the American Federation has a ban, which began in 1960 for confiscation without compensation to American companies, but one can assume that after 60 years an effective government would have found alternative ways to build prosperity. The curious thing is that today, despite the embargo, the United States remains the main supplier of food to Cuba.

If people vote with their feet, as Lenin put it, Cubans do so regardless of where they live on the island. Cuba has a population of 13.5 million, but 2 million live abroad, mainly in the United States. There is no special treatment for Cubans coming to the United States today, but they are another national group that attempts to illegally enter through the border with Mexico. They flee the socialist paradise to enter the Mecca of capitalism. Will there be someone to explain this to President López Obrador?

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I agree with AMLO: the United States should suspend the trade embargo on Cuba, because it has only served to fuel dictatorship. Free trade would free Cuba.

“Communism doesn’t work because people like things”
afrank zappa