CUBA: An Island off Indoctrination

Castro's experiment in revolutionary education

For months, reports have circulated in Europe and the U.S. about Cuban "kidnapings": African youths, taken involuntarily from their peasant homes and flown to Fidel Castro's country for ideological indoctrination. Jonas Savimbi, leader of the anti-Marxist, rebel UNITA movement in Angola, has even used the word slavery to describe what is taking place. The stories, which are given some credence by Western observers in Africa, cast a shadow over one of the Cuban President's proudest achievements: the creation of 15 revolutionary schools on the Isle of Youth....

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