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Saturday, March 31, 2007


 

No child left behind


A few posts below this one I wrote about education in Cuba. That led me to this article, which discusses how children are the number one priority in Cuba. Here are some facts from that article, which fairly dramatically illustrate Cuba's accomplishments:
900 thousand children die every month because of poverty: not one of them is Cuban.

200 million children in the world sleep on the streets today. None of them is Cuban.

250 million children under 13 have to work in order to survive. None of them is Cuban.

More than one million children are forced into prostitution and tens of thousands have been victims of human organ trafficking. None of them is Cuban.

25 thousand children in the world die every day of measles, malaria, diphtheria, pneumonia and malnutrition. None of them is Cuban.


Why stop here? There's more...

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