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Unidentified women make cigars in a factory on July 6, 1993 outside central Havana, Cuba. The country has seen a severe drop in economic growth since the expiration of aid from the former Soviet Union after the end of communism. Fidel Castro has ruled the communist island for over 4 decades and been in war of words with the United States all since then. They country have a good education and medical level but lacks freedom of the press and speech. (Photo by: Per-Anders Pettersson)