Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Castro speaks: “ The Cuban Model doesn’t even work for us anymore,”

The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore," he said. This struck me as the mother of all Emily Litella moments. Did the leader of the Revolution just say, in essence, "Never mind"? Julia (Castro interpreter) pointed out that one effect of such a sentiment might be to create space for his brother, Raul, who is now president, to enact the necessary reforms in the face of what will surely be push-back from orthodox communists within the Party and the bureaucracy. Raul Castro is already loosening the state's hold on the economy. Read more…


Post a Comment