Fidel Castro, the Cuban communist dictator who seized power in 1959 in a revolution, is dead at 90. Cuba, prior to Castro was a kleptocracy, yet the island nation had one of the highest standards of living in the western hemisphere.
Now Cuba, which has political prisoners, has one of the lowest.
May Cuba be free soon. It is free of Fidel Castro, but his brother, Raul, has been dictator for a decade.