Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Castro says Cuban model doesn't work

Cuba's economic system does not work. The evidence is obvious to everyone but high-income Americans and Europeans: Fidel Castro cannot feed his people; the shelves are empty at the grocery store. Latin American Studies - CNN

Hospitals don't have basic medical supplies. [TheRealCuba] The streets are a museum of cars from the 1950s.

Cuba doesn't work. Now Fidel Castro, the father of all Cubans, says so.
Castro [when asked] in an interview two weeks ago in Havana if the Cuban economic model was still worth exporting and he replied, "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore." - Reuters
Fidel tried to back off from his own words. But reporter Jeffrey Goldberg sticks by his report - that he quoted Fidel accurately and in context.
Jeffrey Goldberg, a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly magazine, said Castro, 84, had made similar statements before and that economic changes under way on the communist-led island made it "a truism that the Cuban model isn't working."
The photo: Empty shelves at a grocery store in Cuba.

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