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An unidentified farmer stands in his field with his oxen on July 7, 1993, in outside Havana, Cuba.  The country had 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 four decades, and been in war of words with the United States all since then. They country has a good education and medical level but lacks a free press and freedom of speech. (Photo by: Per-Anders Pettersson)