Cuba’s economy is the dissidents’ best ally

A supermarket in Cuba. – Photo: BBC

Two years ago we heard that Fidel Castro died of whatever.

Two years later, the dissidents are complaining that they didn’t get the political reform memo, as we read here over the weekend.

The good news for dissidents, and those of us outside who want real reforms, is that the Cuban economy is on unsustainable path.

In other words, there is no USSR out there to bail out the regime or European banks lending money to the regime.

On the contrary, more and more countries are treating Cuba like a nation that can’t pay its debts, i.e. no cash no sale!

Cuba’s reforms are not reforming what must be reformed.  It’s the same old talk of reforms and not much more.

Back in July, appointed leader Diaz-Canel lamented that the island’s economy is slowing down and the country faces a liquidity crisis. The economy grew 1.1% in 2018 after 1.6% the year before.  Bad numbers, to say the least.

Castro is still dead but repression is alive and well.  Also, the economy that he wrecked has no future..

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