Mentioned in the prior post, but deserving its own
Our Favorite Ten Lies, from The Diplomad
6) Fidel Castro may be a dictator but Cuba has high social indicators. The first part of this is right, but high social indicators? Highest rate of suicide in Latin America. Highest rate of people leaving the country and risking their life in the process. To the extent that there may be high literacy it’s a legacy from the Cuba of the 1950s which had a higher standard of living than Spain and Italy and all but two Latin American countries. Now it’s a basket case.
Don’t miss the remaining lies.