HAVANA TIMES — The government of Cuba says it will continue on a gradual process of “updating” it’s socialist model with market reforms, keeping the State as the main force in the country’s economy. At the same time it opens to large foreign investment and offers some opportunities for private initiative for small businesses and the practice of some trades.

To describe the pace of introducing reforms while maintaining the existing system and powers, President Raul Castro has responded to his critics by saying the process will continue “without haste but without pause.”

On the topic, today we bring you an illustration by Yasser Castellanos entitled: “The Rush and the Delay.”

11 thoughts on “Cuba Changes: A Deliberate Approach to Reform

  • The change in Cuba will come from those citizens living in Cuba. I’m an Irish citizen, family from Ireland and raised in the US. When I visit Ireland I’m respected but as far as those I interact with
    who remained in Ireland, I’m a Yank and not Irish. That is made quite clear and make no mistake about that. We did send money to family when Ireland was a third world country but that’s no longer necessary. If I have an opinion on the various political factions fighting for power it’s fine and
    good but basically shut up since you left and we’re dealing with it. I spent ten years in a remote
    part of Hawaii and had it not been for a melanoma, I’d probably still be living there. I love islands,
    and Ireland is an island, and through marriage our family is blessed with three who are half
    Cuban one hell of a beautiful island. The potential that Cuba has is off the charts and so everyday I read what’s happening with news events from Cuba. My point is that Cuba will be fine, the information age will awaken and rid Cuba of whatever is needed to make life better for all its peoples. So I do read posts on this blog from both sides of the spectrum because these are the people who will have to deal with what is needed and make the transition to the next level.

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