The social history of Cuba
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The social history in general of Cuba
- We are not extinct: Cuba's first nations
- By Dr. Jose Barreiro, American Indian Program, Cornell University,
Ithaca, 2 June, 1997. The old scholarly consensus that the Taino-Arawak
people are extinct is now considered to be false. See World History Archive
documents for Native Americans of the the
Caribbean and Florida.
- U.N. study places Cuba among developing countries
with best human progress indicators (excerpt)
- From Radio Havana, Cuba, 11 June 1997. Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba,
Chile, Singapore and Costa Rica are the five developing countries
with the best indexes of human development, according to a new
U.N. report on human development, which for the first is based,
not on income, but rather on life expectancy, illiteracy and access
to public services.
- Cuban union lashes emerging capitalist
- By Andrew Cawthorne, Reuters, 2 June 1998. New social problems
such as prostitution and vagrancy on the streets, and corruption
and nepotism in the workplace, are a growing cancer, Cubans are
increasingly concerned about crime, wealth inequalities, bribery,
and the sex trade, although they are still at a relatively low
level compared to most other Latin American countries.
- Dollar checks progress of Cuba's poor
- By Richard Derecki, Guardian (London), 10 August 1998.
Because the "real" value of what a communist government
like Cuba produces is not clear in dollar terms, the UN devised
a Human Development Index of the most basic dimensions of
deprivation. In terms of accessing those basic attributes of a
humane society Cuba scores very highly.
- Learn from Cuba, Says World Bank
- By Jim Lobe, IPS, 1 May 2001. World Bank President James
Wolfensohn extolls the Communist government of President
Fidel Castro for doing "a great job" in providing
for the social welfare of the Cuban people.