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Nevertheless, the Cubans have been able to survive and somehow keep going. They have introduced quite a few reforms which were unthinkable only a few years ago. They have legalized the use of U.S. dollars, for example. A lot of things are happening like that-you can see them if you travel to Cuba. But I would mention this: among the achievements of the Cuban revolution- and they have determined not to lose these achievements despite this catastrophic economic problem in the fields of health and education-Cuba has more teachers per capita than any other country in the world, and it has one of the most highly educated populations in the world. It has eliminated illiteracy. It did that early on, with the national literacy campaign in 1961. The whole emphasis in education has continued. Despite the catastrophic situation or recent years, not one single school has closed.”

Philip Agee, “A Century of War and Bad Faith; Cuba History, and the CIA,” Prevailing Winds Magazine, March 9, 1994, Page 33


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