No Hasty Decisions, says Castro

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 21 – Cuban President Raul Castro affirmed at the end of the plenary session of the National Assembly of People’s Power (parliament) that “there can not be space for risks in improvisation and hastiness” in the “updating of the Cuban economic model.”

Castro said he was aware of “the expectations and honest concerns expressed by the deputies and citizens regarding the speed and depth of the changes,” but he pointed to the need for going slow since “we have no right to make mistakes,” reported IPS.

Raul Castro formally took office in February 2008 and ever since has been asking for time to implement a series of measures to deal with Cuba’s lingering economic problems in an integral manner.