In an interview that took place on Nov. 29, 2016--four days after the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro—Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont told “Democracy Now!” that “some very positive changes came about” in Cuba under Castro’s leadership.
“A lot of positive things that can be said: Their health-care system for a Third World country is quite good,” said Sanders.
“It’s universal, all people have health care without any expense,” he said. “The last time I was there I visited a hospital where they do very, very serious and good work.
“They come up with a lot of new drugs actually in Cuba, I believe,” Sanders said.
“Their educational system is strong,” he said. “But, in truth, their economy is in pretty bad shape. And, in truth, you don’t do very well if you dissent in Cuba.
“So, I think, you know, if you look over Castro’s long life he overthrew a terrible dictator supported by the United States of America—Bautista,” said Sanders.
“Some very positive changes came about,” he said..........To Read More....