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Cuban Economy Not Self-Sufficient 50 Years After Revolution

First Posted: 12-24-08 09:48 AM   |   Updated: 01-24-09 05:12 AM

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Cuba Land Reform

Three weeks after Cuban revolutionaries claimed victory, Fidel Castro declared that the island wanted not only political freedom but also freedom from an economic system that at the time was intertwined with the United States.

It was Cuban sugar that Americans stirred into their morning coffee, and U.S. industrial and consumer goods that flowed to the island.

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