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Raul Castro says Cubans must back economic reforms

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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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Raul Castro says Cubans must back economic reforms


www.bbc.co.uk

This Caribbean island's unproductive Soviet-style command economy is in deep financial trouble, and the government can no longer afford the massive subsidies that make up for low wages.

Half a million state workers are due to lose their jobs, while restrictions are being eased on people who want to become self-employed or set up small businesses.

President Castro said the changes would not turn Cuba capitalist.

The aim, he said, was to strengthen the socialist system created by his brother Fidel Castro after the revolution in 1959.

The president also used the speech to attack the
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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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Many people have wondered for a long time how much Cuba would change when Fidel got out of office. This may be some of that change people were wondering about. As is stated in the article above, this is not changing there system to capitalist, however to people in western countries this might be seen as a step tword a capitalist society.

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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by RedGolem


Many people have wondered for a long time how much Cuba would change when Fidel got out of office. This may be some of that change people were wondering about. As is stated in the article above, this is not changing there system to capitalist, however to people in western countries this might be seen as a step tword a capitalist society.

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Fidel came up with this change



He is a genius considering the number US tries to murder him.

A true revolutionary.

Respect



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:26 AM
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Ooz
I don't know if you bothered to read the story or not but it does not say that Fidel came up with the changes. Raul is the one in charge at the moment.



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by RedGolem
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Ooz
I don't know if you bothered to read the story or not but it does not say that Fidel came up with the changes. Raul is the one in charge at the moment.


I might be wrong, but for some reason I think Castro is still in charge.

But

The above is an assumption, it is open for argument.

Anyways, the point is, the change would be pretty hard to make without Castro's agreement.



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 07:44 AM
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Had to happen sooner or later. The die was cast when the soviet union fell. Its been surprising they lasted this long with a purely command economy.

I suspect they will head down the same road as China, or at least try to.

Probably a good thing for the average cuban.

The position of the USA towards Cuba makes no sense at all when compared to their position towards the Chinese.



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