"Charismatic" Castro Won "Universal Health Care" and "Free Education"

"His record has been a mix of great social achievements, but a dismal economic performance that has mired most Cubans in poverty. He succeeded in establishing universal health care, providing free ...

Flashback: Elian Gonzalez "Reunited with His Father in Cuba"

The Times skipped the parts about the armed federal raid on the family's house.

"Strong Incentives to Comply" in Cuba Fridge Swap

What sort of "strong incentives" apply in a Communist dictatorship? Reporter Simon Romero doesn't ask, but does talk about the "free" health care and education in Cuba.

Cuba Honors Pro-Castro NYT Reporter

Herbert Matthews fawning interview of Fidel Castro in 1957 made the future Communist dictator an international figure.

How Nice: "Hippocrates Meets Fidel"

Marc Lacey's provides the Cuban regime some positive PR. Plus: Does the U.S. "tar" Castro "as a dictator who suppresses his people"?

Castro's Communism "A Work in Progress"

As the dictator misses his 80th birthday party.

American Newspapers "Prize Neutrality"...Since When?

Today's laugh: "While The Herald is a traditional American newspaper that prizes neutrality...."

Notable Quotables - 08/14/2006

Castro "the Prisoner"?

Thousands of dissidents would beg to differ with Anthony DePalma's description.

Times Sees a Perky Cuban Economy Under Raul

NYT's Juan Forero presents Cuban economic survival as struggle against Washington, not a struggle with a repressive, bankrupt economic model.
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