Minister Signals Social Spending Cuts

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 21 – Cuba’s Minister of Economy Marino Murillo announced in his speech to the Cuban parliament a reduction in “social spending since the economy can not withstand its substantial amounts,” reported IPS.

“Experiments are being carried out and work is going on in others to lighten the burden for the state in some services provided,” Murillo affirmed.

The Cuban government has said that health and education programs would try to reduce spending without affecting the quality of the free services.