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What Americans Need To Know About Cuba

As told by Cubans and Americans.

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Cuba has a repressive government, disastrous economic policies and was ruled by Fidel Castro — and now his brother Raul — for decades. But there's more to it than that. During a recent trip to Havana, we interviewed Cuban and U.S. citizens about their thoughts on Cuba, asking each person what else they wished Americans knew about the country.

16. "We can't ask you to love us, 'cause that is not the kind of thing should not be asked, but I would like you to know that we love you."

UPDATE: As noted by some readers, these are interviews with admirers of Cuba, none of whom discussed the country's much maligned human rights record, which you can read about more here and here.