That wealth stolen by Castro wasn't given to any people. It was nationalized which means it belonged to the state, not to any "people".
The Castro government is made up of cuban nationals. The nationalising of industry means instead of working for some white rich guy the workers are working for the government/people.
Whether you like communism or not at the end of the day instead of foreign colonial white people owning everything and squandering their wealth on themselves, it now belongs to the Cuban people and can be squandered any way they see fit.
I'll agree that at the end of the day it makes very little difference to the factory worker, but at least the money goes to healthcare and education which it wasn't before.
The main difference between normal countries and communist ones is that in a normal (= free market) country every person who has some brains and works diligently can climb up the social ladder.
I know lots of people who worked hard all their lives and now really struggle to make ends meet in retirement.
BTW communism and democracy have nothing to do with economies except that the communism model involves a planned economy. China is currently a communist state with a form of free market economy.
Communist countries are different - no one no matter how smart or hard working he/she is, can't breach a certain threshold - the best doctors earn just a little more than janitors working in the same hospital. And people can only dream about creating their own companies.
And see that is the thing... if you think communism is bad because there is less of a gap between rich and poor then I am sorry... I can't agree with you.
Chris Rock has a comedy routine where he talks about how his black neighbours are rap artists and actors... top echelon type talented people able to afford nice houses. His white neighbour is a dentist.
If you think fair is a situation where a few can have too much most can have enough and a few can have too little, then again I disagree.
Embargoes always work in both sides - US embargo on Cuba or Iran hurts the US as much as it hurts Iran and Cuba.
Rubbish. A ten billion dollar trade relationship between the US and Cuba would mean very little to the US, but would be incredibly important to Cubas economy.
More importantly the embargo extends to other countries... If you are an international company wanting to trade in the US (and which one does not want to trade in a market with lots of money) then you can't trade with Cuba because you will get sued in the US.
the result is that a company has to choose between trading in the tiny cuban market or the huge US market... what do you think happens?