"Objective assessments"--by which you must surely mean that I'm not sufficiently ignorant to pretend the commie propaganda isn't complete bullshit. Like I said, don't take my word for it--I've never actually lived in Cuba (just may family)--oh, and happen to know (literally) thousands who had at some point, and for an uncannily familiar reason--like same damn reason for given for thousands of 'em--go figure--no longer live in what is, by all accounts, a geographic paradise. Now, why on earth does Man, by the hundreds of thousand--nay, by the millions--leave a veritible geographic paradise on earth??? Never mind such spurious 'evidence'....clearly I am incapable of any objectivity on the matter... So go on sage WGB...tell us upon what you base your brilliant "objective" analysis on the matter??? Since you obviously, objectively, haven't the balls to put your money where your mouth is, and go and live under that Utopian dream society, so geographically near you could literally take a homemade raft down there--as hundreds of thousands have actually done in reverse (never mind the hundreds of thousands who attempted, but failed--they don't count--not even for the lesson of what they stake by venturing out...b/c that of course, would obscure your precious pretense at "objectivity"), go ahead and tell us all about your 'objective' basis for your analysis, that doesn't require you actually delving into and submitting to the governance you so proudly champion. I'll wait for your learned reply.