Last week, the Autonomous University of Morelos in Mexico awarded the title Doctor Honoris Causa to Fidel Castro for “his contributions to agriculture, education and culture”. It is shameful that a university in a democratic country would award such a title to a dictator. Especially for these alleged contributions.
Lets discuss the “achievements” of Castro and his contributions to the island in regards to agriculture, culture and education.
Perhaps the university ignores that under the Castro regime, culture, education and agriculture have been seriously affected by his government. In kolkhoz (Soviet-style farms), the state has
total control over production. This by itself destroys any possibility that the farmers may have to achieve growth.
When it comes to improvements in terms of agriculture, Cuba is the last country to be seen as successful in the field. The university may ignore that Cuban agriculture covers only 20 percent of the needs of the population; forcing the government to ... Read More