Cuba: Money from Moscow

The United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America last week issued an interesting little report on how much economic aid Fidel Castro has been getting from the Soviet Union and his other Red-bloc friends. Between 1959 and 1963, according to ECLA, Cuba got $700 million in grants, credits and other aid. The report did not include military assistance, which comes to almost $1 billion. When that is added in, it is enough to make Cuba the hemisphere's biggest recipient of foreign aid at $23 per capita over the five-year period. By contrast, Chile, which boasts the most per capita U.S....

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