Alfredo Guevara Backs Smaller State in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, Nov. 23 – Cuban intellectual Alfredo Guevara, president of the New Latin American Film Festival, backed the process of shrinking the State’s role in Cuba and expressed his hope that the government will limit its functions and allow the development of society, in a press conference held in the island’s capital. The government of Raúl Castro has begun a series of economic reforms that should be deepened in 2011, after the holding of the 6th Congress of the Communist Party, reported IPS.

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4 thoughts on “Alfredo Guevara Backs Smaller State in Cuba

  • Hello Gladys.
    Ah, Cuba is not a socialist country; Cuba is a communist country. Whar you see there is just that, communism, exactly the same disaster that you already saw in the Soviet Union.
    Besides that, one thing is what you read in a book and a very different one is what you live in real life.
    I know, I am a Cuban. No one can tell me any wonderful stories about the Castro regime; I lived there from the time that gang took power till 1974. I know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

  • Ela: Thanks for your question. The independence is from the US, and the advancement is all the positive accomplishments of Cuban socialism in the past, and all the possible accomplishments of the furture–if there are any.

    Unfortunately, the past accomplishments of Cuban socialism were made under a state monopoly socialist system that did not bring the entrepreneurial class into the transformation. This was a grave mistake. Socialism, real socialism, must bring the entrepreneur into the project and build a new society of cooperation and truly free enterprise.

  • What independence and what advancement?

    Those words do not exist in Cuba since 1959; they will never exist as long as the Castros are in power.

  • The state’s role in Cuba was and is critical for the nation’s independence and advancement. What needs to shrink of course is state ownership of the instruments of production. Let’s hope for the best.

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