"The level of public services was remarkable: free education, medicine and heavily subsidized housing."
-- Maria Shriver during tour of Havana conducted by Fidel Castro, Sunday Today, February 28, 1988.
"There is, in Cuba, government intrusion into everyone's life, from the moment he is born until the day he dies. The reasoning is that the government wants to better the lives of its citizens and keep them from exploiting or hurting one another....On a sunny day in a park in the old city of Havana it is difficult to see anything that is sinister."
-- NBC reporter Ed Rabel on Cuban life, Sunday Today, February 28, 1988.