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From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba

From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba

Fidel Castro changed the flavor of the milk Cuban children drink at breakfast. He filled Cuban kitchens with energy-saving rice cookers, and he gave a two-hour lesson in their use live on national television. 

He even changed the nation's lightbulbs, launching a nationwide campaign to replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescents that cast a pallid white light in Cuban homes to this day. 

Castro, whose ashes will be interred in the eastern city of Santiago on Sunday, gained global stature with grand visions: confronting the United States; building universal healthcare and education; sending Cuba's doctors to heal the Third World's sick and its soldiers to...

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