In pharmaceuticals and health care, Cuba dispels the 'third-world' myth.

As the first US president visits Cuba in 88 years, many Americans hope that Barack Obama’s trip will lead to a normalisation of relations with Cuba, opening the Caribbean nation up to the American values of liberty, free trade and democracy. Cuba undoubtedly has its problems, as numerous articles attest. However, my experience as a visitor and researcher there shows a different side to the story and there is much the capitalist world can learn from Cuba, too.