Just taking a look at Haiti in comparison to Cuba.
What a huge disparity between these close neighbours.
In fact, Cuba is hugely advanced in many ways, compared to Haiti.
I guess being a Republic hasn't worked out too well for capitalism in Haiti.
Infant mortality is always a sign of how well a govt cares for the people.
In Cuba, it's 4 per 1000 births. Haiti is 52.2 per 1000.
Percent of National Parliament Seats Held by Women ; 48.8% in Cuba, and just 4.21% in Haiti.
Plenty more indicators that Cuba is streets ahead of their nearest non-communist neighbours.