As it has failed everywhere else. The cuban police state is failing.
cuba is to start laying off some of its 1 million excess state workers and will have them start small businesses. This is communism? The system in cuba has been endorsed by many on the left here. It is amusing them to watch the trudeau family and their socialist friends hail the cuban police state. Indeed apparently when castro wanted to loosen his grip on the necks of the Cuban people, pierre trudeau told him that was a bad idea. It would be good if the trudeau family and their leftists families would move to this worlers paradise and work in the cane fields. The trudeaus were good at backing dictators like ceausescu, honecker and brehznev.
cuba's economy will eventually collapse and it will adopt market reforms. I am sure this will make the commie sympathizers like the trudeaus sad. It will make the people of Cuba joyful.
Cuba eyes more self-employment, not market reforms
By Carlos Batista (AFP) HAVANA — With government plans afoot to reshape Cuba's work force by cutting the bloat out of some payrolls, President Raul Castro said he would allow more small private businesses.
The economy is 95 percent in state hands at the moment. Castro's move is aimed at limiting the socioeconomic fallout from planned work force shifts that could target one million excess jobs.
The Council of Ministers "agreed to expand the range of self-employment jobs, and their use as another alternative for workers who lose their jobs," Castro said as he gave a closing address at a biannual session of the National Assembly.
After the crash of the former Soviet bloc, Cuba's cash-strapped government in the 1990s approved a wide range of self-employment. Positions such as beauticians, dog groomers, small restaurant owners and even cigarette lighter refillers were legalized as long as workers got licenses and paid taxes.
But social resentment spread when some workers, particularly in small private restaurants, achieved dramatic levels of success.