May Day Parade in Cuba Supports Gov. Economic Policies

and demands greater worker efficiency

HAVANA TIMES — Tens of thousands of Cubans marched today in Havana on International Workers Day in support of the Raul Castro government’s calls for greater economic efficiency, reported dpa news.

“Unleash and augment the reserves of efficiency, productivity, discipline and control are the only guarantee to preserve our social achievements,” said Ulises Guillarte, secretary general of the Cuban Workers Federation (CTC), the only trade union allowed on the island.

Guilarte’s intervention was the only speech early Thursday at the Revolution Square in Havana , which was attended by Cuban President Raul Castro.

Raul Castro and other leaders presiding over the May Day parade.

Before the start of the parade, the union leader said that the massive presence at the rally “is a genuine expression of reaffirmation” of support for the government and sends a “message to the world of unity and unwavering support for the revolution.”

The CTC requested support for the Castro administration’s economic reforms, which include offering greater initiative to private management, cooperatives and the authorization of purchase and sale of homes and vehicles.


Cuba May 1st Workers Parade in Pictures


22 thoughts on “May Day Parade in Cuba Supports Gov. Economic Policies

  • Neither does the United Kingdom. The pubic holiday is the first Monday in May. And how about Saudi-Arabia? Neither is it a public holiday in Israel or Cuban socialisms best mate Iran. The list is near endless. I would say just under half the countries in the world celebrate 1 May as a public holdiday.
    John, I always read your comments with great interest but to you and Moses the world no longer revolves around the United States of America.

  • emagic;

    Grin….wriggling like a worm on a hook, aren’t you? Kinda’ regretting that snotty remark of “Obviously, you haven’t studied the actual events” you injected into this thread yet? [smile]

    Anyway, in light of your posts, I’m sure no one here expects you to waste any time out of the “sunshine” actually researching a topic before you blow on it. After all, it’s much more efficient for a bloke like you to SIMPLY MAKE THINGS UP, isn’t it?

    You got caught being dishonest, “emagic”. Now, you can either deal with that fact like a man, or as a sniveling coward. So far, at least, it seems you’ve inclined toward the latter.

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