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Castro’s economic legacy

Cuba’s economy is underdeveloped and dependent on commodity exports

By George Magnus  

People walk along the streets of downtown Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 ©Desmond Boylan/AP/Press Association Images

The tributes to Fidel Castro from western leaders, let alone from those of Russia, China and Iran, came fast and furious through the weekend. Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister called him “a remarkable man.” Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EU Commission, said he was a “hero to many.” President François Hollande of France called him a “towering figure of the 20th century.” Labour leader Jeremy…

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