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Quote of the Day – A short but concise summation of the Castros and the reforms in Cuba

In yesterday's The Miami Herald, Carlos Alberto Montaner provides a short but incredibly concise summation of the Castro brothers and their so-called reforms in Cuba:

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"...Fidel is a mad old man who bequeathed a destroyed nation to his brother Raúl. The heir, faithful to the legacy, futilely tries to create a hybrid and impossible totalitarian system that exhibits the worst of both worlds — socialism without subsidies and capitalism that prohibits growth and the accumulation of capital."
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/31/4030941/adolfo-suarez-and-the-dream-of.html#storylink=cpy

 

3 comments to Quote of the Day – A short but concise summation of the Castros and the reforms in Cuba

  • asombra

    Without subsidies? What? Even apart from the Venezuelan subsidy, there's the, uh, largish one from Cubans abroad.

  • asombra

    Montaner's 1990 plan is a classic case of theory divorced from reality. Either he had no clue about Fidel or he liked diplomatic masturbation.

  • Gallardo

    I could swear that the first time I saw this guy was on a bio special talking about Hector Lavoe.

    Anyhow, that's not capitalism or any variant of it, that's pure communism (nothing new). That said, the subsidized economy that finances Castrolandia never ended either nor the efforts that it be so. From Moscow, to Caracas, to Miami they have always found a nation to pimp, or a colony to exploit, or a family to extort for ransom.