Communist Cuba ranked poorest nation in Latin America

Fidel Castro’s socialist revolution has taken what was once one of the most prosperous nations in Latin America and turned it into the poorest. After 64 years of “perfecting socialism,” 72% of Cubans now live below the poverty line.

Via ADN Cuba (my translation):

Cuba is the poorest nation in Latin America according to DatoWorld

Cuba takes the top spot on the “Poverty in Latin America Index” recently published by DatoWorld with an estimated 72% of its population living below the poverty line.

Governed by a communist regime, the island far surpasses the other nations that made up the top five on the index: Venezuela (50.5%), Honduras (48%), Mexico (41%), and Colombia (39.3%).

Chile, with 10.5% of its population living below the poverty line, and Uruguay (9.1%) are the nations with the least amount of people living in poverty, according to DataWorld, a site dedicated to electoral monitoring in the world and political and economic statistics, with more than 135,000 followers just on Twitter.

In the case of Cuba, DatoWorld takes into account information provided by the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH) published in October 2022. The regime in Havana does not publish statistics on poverty and neither does it allow international organizations, such as the World Bank, to scrutinize their figures. Since Autumn of 2022, the World Bank has used the amount of $1.90 daily income to determine the poverty line. This figure was the one used in the statistics compiled by OCDH.

According to the fifth report on the condition of social rights in Cuba, more than 72% of the population on the island lives below the poverty line and only 14% believe their personal economic situation will improve in the near future.

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3 thoughts on “Communist Cuba ranked poorest nation in Latin America”

  1. It’s a Caribbean island, OK? It’s supposed to be poor. We’re talking lowly savages, not Canadians. Get a grip.

  2. Communism brings equality to a nation not by making the poor prosperous but rather by making everyone poor. Cuba’s efforts over the past 63 years has brought equality to 72% of Cubans. The bad news is that there still exists 28% who are not living below the poverty line and so total equality does not yet exists. This is not acceptable for a communist or a socialist nation or even for a left leaning democracy.

    I would venture to guess that the 28% are from one of two groups. The majority are Cubans who receive remittances from family aboard. The rest are Cubans who hold high positions within the government and are thus able to steal. To the committed and zealot communist in Cuba, I would suggest two things need to be done. Outlaw money transfers into Cuba and arrest / reeducate all government leaders that are not living at poverty levels. You will recognize this second group because they are not thin and emaciated.

    Cubans need to finish what Fidel began. ! VIVA LA REVOLUCION !

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