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Democratic presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders has come under fire from the media for defending Fidel Castro, but some of the news outlets criticizing Sanders offered similar praise for Castro in their 2016 obituaries for the Cuban dictator.
After Sanders called criticism of the Communist regime "unfair" and hyped Castro's "literacy program" in a 60 Minutes interview, the Washington Post wrote sarcastically that "finding something positive to say about an authoritarian leader" was one of Sanders's "greatest hits," giving a rundown of all the times the socialist Vermont senator has praised dictatorial Communist governments.
But the Post‘s obituary for Castro claimed that "among Mr. Castro’s more successful efforts were universal health care and the near-eradication of illiteracy throughout Cuba. Thousands of classrooms were built in rural areas, and the country’s literacy rate grew to more than 95 percent. There were more physicians and hospital beds per capita in Cuba than in the United States."
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Despite parroting the Castro regime's propaganda about its literacy programs, a week later the Post gave Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau "Three Pinocchios" for claiming Castro made "significant improvements to the education and health care" of Cuba. Fact-checker Glenn Kessler correctly noted Cuba was making huge strides in literacy before Castro took power and that Trudeau had "accept[ed] outdated Cuban government spin as current fact."
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