The secret success of post-USSR Cuba

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Apropos of the news from Cuba today, I recalled an article last year that explained how that communist country adapted to the collapse of the Soviet Union and its subsidies for oil: It dramatically shifted to become a bike-centric culture.

I’m no fan of dictatorships of any kind, but if I could have one wish — other than all-encompassing power over every living being in the universe, of course — it would be for turtlebacks to be installed along every bike lane in the nation.

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