Time for Reforms, Not Revolutions, says Cuban academic

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 18 — “Cuba’s hour is not for revolutions…rather for gradual and peaceful reforms,” Arturo López-Levy, a Cuban academic resident in the United States, affirmed in response to an opinion panel organized by the Cubaencuentro digital magazine.

The expert favored “negotiating, agreeing, incentivizing and pressuring the governments of Cuba and the world” to expand the changes on the island. He added: “That is the responsible path to the necessary economic growth and a possible governability pact, with elections open to different nationalist options and committed to all human rights and to independence,” reported IPS.