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Cuba: The Ongoing Propaganda War

Over fifty years have passed since the Cuban Revolution of 1959, and yet the propaganda tug of war between pro and anti-Cuban forces still rages. Western, US-led media tries to portray the country as dysfunctional and poverty-stricken, serving as an example in the failure of socialism. Conversely, the Cuban government trumpets the successes of free education and healthcare, papering over the sizeable cracks of very low salaries and food shortages. In reality, Cuban socialism is neither a great success nor a dismal failure.