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Unidentified locals buy food basics with ration cards in a shop with almost empty shelves on July 7, 1993in old Havana, Cuba. The economic growth stalled when fuel supplies from the former Soviet Union stopped after the end of communism. President Fidel Castro has ruled the communist island for over 4 decades and been in war of words with the United States since then. They country have good education and medical care but lacks freedom of the press and speech. (Photo by: Per-Anders Pettersson)