From our Bureau of Great Achievements by Socialist Totalitarian Hellholes
So, can you guess which totalitarian hellhole gets the gold medal in economic repression? Let the Heritage Foundation tell you. See their list HERE
And can you imagine how proud this silver medal is going to make Castro, Inc.’s oligarchs?
Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba
Cuba ranks 175th in the ranking of economic freedom prepared by the Heritage Foundation, in which it also appears among the countries considered repressive, with 24.3 points. Behind is only North Korea, the worst valued with 2.9 points. Ahead of the Island this year are Venezuela (25.8), Sudan (32.8) and Zimbabwe (39).
“Cuba’s economic freedom score is 24.3, making its economy one of the least free in the world. Its score is 5.2 points lower than last year. Cuba ranks least free in 32 countries in the Americas region, and their overall score is significantly lower than global and regional averages,” the report states.
“Cuba’s inefficient state economy performs very poorly, with component scores well below world averages in many categories. The foundations of economic freedom are poorly laid and poorly defended. The absence of an independent and impartial judiciary undermines the rule of law. The private sector has long been shackled by strict state control,” the report adds.
“In 2022 Cuba’s regime expanded its police state repression to undermine the historic pro-freedom protests of July 11, 2021. The regime profits from tourists, a plan for the forced export of Cuban health professionals and subsidies from other repressive regimes such as those of Venezuela, Russia, China and Iran. It also seizes the salaries of average Cubans to convert them into foreign currency and uses employment licenses and micro-enterprises as tools of political control, “says the Heritage Foundation.
The organization prepares the report each year based on a numerical scale from 0 to 100, in which a performance of more than 80 points refers to a free economy; a result between 70 and 79.9 points exposes a mostly free system; between 60 and 69.9, moderately free; from 50 to 59.9 accounts for a country that is mostly not free; and between 0 and 49.9 it is considered a repressed nation.
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