Right you are, ahimsa72.
The US media has too many USans believing that a political/economic system that obviously favors the wealthy and is rigged in their favor (US) is "democracy" while a political/economic system that favors the masses (Cuba) is a "totalitarian dictatorship", even though the Cuban people do have the vote.
It is true that Cuban democracy insists that their politicians support socialism, just as US fascism insists that their politicians support capitalism.
Bernie Sanders does not really advocate socialism, he advocates taming capitalism with elements of socialism, just as FDR did.
The Castros have recently permitted elements of capitalism, hoping to stimulate economic growth, which may or may not be a good idea. If the Cubans are being advised by China, this move has a better chance of being beneficial.
Kerry's statement that "...Cuba would be best served by a genuine democracy" makes him look like an ignorant, arrogant doofus and hypocritical blowhard.
That he thinks that statement would be taken seriously by anyone smarter than a moron amazes me. His pomposity is disgusting, and should disqualify him for the office he holds.