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OverviewEdit

This is a list of mostly baseless racial\political stereotypes about Cuba and the Cubans. It is most strongly believed in by Baby Boomers and rejected by Millenials.

The listEdit

The list.
Stereotype. Fact.
They are clever. The Cuban IQ is slightly above of the normal Hispanic range (IQ 95-99) and Caribbean range (IQ 94-99). Cuban IQ (IQ 95-100). UK (IQ 96-101).
They are poor. Many are, but its falling fast. 
It produces mostly and thus exsports only sugar, tourist attractions and fruit. Export goods- Sugar, medical products, nickel, tobacco, shellfish, citrus and coffee. Main industries- Sugar, petroleum, tobacco, construction, nickel, steel, cement, agricultural machinery and pharmaceutical.
It is almost entirely full of sugar plantations, fruit plantations and hotels. No.  
It is a ideal democracy. No. 
America repeatedly invaded it.  They did in some cases like the Bay of Pigs Invasion, but helped cuba in others like  Cuban War of Independence. They also clashed outside Cuba in a few cases like Invasion of Grenada.
It's communist.  Yes. The Cuban state claims to adhere to socialist principles in organizing its largely state-controlled planned economy. Most of the means of production are owned and run by the government and most of the labor force is employed by the state. Recent years have seen a trend toward more private sector employment. By 2006, public sector employment was 78% and private sector 22%, compared to 91.8% to 8.2% in 1981. Government spending is 78.1% of GDP.
Illiteracy is non-existent. Literacy is 99.8 %.
Most cars of American origin date from the 1950s. Yes, out of necessity due to an American blockade.
Most cars of Eastern Bloc origin date from the 1980s. Yes, out of necessity due to an American blockade.
The heath care is exceptionally good. Cuba's life expectancy at birth is 78.3 years (76.2 for males and 80.4 for females). This ranks Cuba 55th in the world and 5th in the Americas, behind Canada, Chile, Costa Rica and the United States. Infant mortality declined from 32 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 1957, to 10 in 1990–95, 6.1 in 2000–2005 and 5.13 in 2009. Historically, Cuba has ranked high in numbers of medical personnel and has made significant contributions to world health since the 19th century. Today, Cuba as universal health care and despite persistent shortages of medical supplies, there is no shortage of medical personnel. Primary care is available throughout the island and infant and maternal mortality rates compare favorably with those in developed nations.

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