- Dec 7, 2009
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Come on guys. Respond to the topic, which is about Castro saying that Communism doesn't work. No need to call people names here.
To be fair, Castro didn't say that communism in Cuba doesn't work.
What he said was communism in Cuba doesn't work any more.
And what I get from the story isn't that Cuba will give up communism any time soon. Rather, there will be attempts to reform their communist system to deal with the current economic global crisis.
Later in the article said:Cuba says much of its suffering is caused by the 48-year-old U.S. trade embargo. The economy has also been slammed by the global economic downturn, a drop in nickel prices and the fallout from three devastating hurricanes that hit in quick succession in 2008. Corruption and inefficiency have exacerbated problems.
As president, Raul Castro has instituted a series of limited economic reforms, and has warned Cubans that they need to start working harder and expecting less from the government. But the president has also made it clear he has no desire to depart from Cuba's socialist system or embrace capitalism.
So they are going to reform their communist system rather than get rid of it. Hopefully, their government system will eventually go to one with more personal freedoms.