Linked by weildish on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:43 UTC
Linux Cuba recently launched its own answer to Windows this week, or, in the bigger picture, what the Cubans are calling "US Hegemony." Nova, the new open source OS being offered by the Cuban government, is being made to boot out US-based Microsoft products.
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Cuba is a totalitarian dictatorship.

A dictatorship yes, totalitarian, I'm not so sure about that.
After the "Special Period", for instance, collectivism was to a certain extent sacrificed for more private ownership (with the concept of usufruct); basically the government was forced to do that because of the food/agricultural/oil crisis.

I'm sure it's politically incorrect in many circles, but whatever the flaws and evils of the Cuban government, contrast for example the level of education to that of many other autocratic third world nations. And contrast the way the Cubans coped with their major energy crisis, to what's going on and what will be going on in North America when the dollar collapses.
And perhaps some people here watched Michael Moore's Sicko. ;-)
Not to justify anything of course, but tell me Thom where the democracy in say the Netherlands is? Or perhaps you'd agree we have a "totalitarian bureaucracy" here? :-)

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