The Pros And Cons Of The Cuban Revolution

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When we think about the revolutions firstly Latin America come to our mind. In addition to this military coups, repressive government in contrast to these armed guerilla organizations, liberation struggles which is taking place in the streets and of course the most known revolu-tion, the Cuban Revolution. Cuban Revolution has always been the subject of curiosity. In the backyard of the United States, although the American embargo, revolution has taken place was a big surprise for the whole world. When compared with other examples of the world, Cuban Revolution is more socialist and also this revolution continues to today. These are the special characteristic of the Cuban Revolution. In the light of these we have this argument question …show more content…

Alberto T.Velez said that in 1953, 23.6 percent of the population over the age of 10 were illiterate. This rate of 11 per cent in urban areas, it was 41.7 percent in rural areas. 54 percent of children did not re-ceive training. Compared to an earlier time this rates are worse. So these rates are show that inequalities between regions like resources and opportunities was very large. Revolutionaries are against this inequality of opportunity in education so education system was the number one priority of the Revolutionary government. Under the leadership of Fidel Castro –Prime Minister Cuba has applied a three-step education revolution. First step is literacy campaign (alphabetization).Government organized people like intellectuals, students, housewives, teen-agers, members of the army for the detection of illiterate people. Volunteers are working with villagers during the day and night they teach them reading and writing. According to re-source, the result was successful thanks to this campaign the rate of illiteracy has been reduced to 3.9%. In fact, previously revolutionaries are experienced on this campaign. In struggle peri-od some educated revolutionists would

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