Tag: Cuba

Market-Leninism: Cuba’s ‘cosmetic’ reforms aim to forge China Model?

     

Are Cuba’s ruling Communist Party’s proposed constitutional revisions “a way to move the island into the 21st century” or cosmetic changes designed to maintain single-party rule akin to the China… Read more »

More Continuity than Change: Cuba’s ‘cosmetic’, ‘illegitimate’ dynastic succession

     

Miguel Diaz-Canel succeeded Raul Castro as Cuba’s president on Thursday, saying that there will be “no space for those who aspire for a restoration of capitalism, the LA Times reports… Read more »

Cuba’s dissidents hope transition generates change ‘from within’

     

Cuba’s national assembly meets today to elect the next president of the country, Foreign Policy reports. Current vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel is widely expected to be chosen. Still, current president… Read more »

Cuba’s transition prospects (but not to democracy)

     

Authoritarian regimes born of revolutions such as Cuba’s often survive for decades, but they struggle once the revolutionary generation dies off — especially if they cannot find an alternative source of legitimacy,… Read more »

Cuba’s ‘transition to immortality’ aims to guarantee regime continuity

     

A year after Fidel Castro’s death, some wonder whether his brother Raúl is willing to leave power on February 24, 2018—as he promised in 2013, Newsweek reports: Castro has worked to… Read more »

Cuba uses job sector as tool of repression, Amnesty reports

     

  The Cuban voices at the heart of a new Amnesty International briefing describe feeling weighed down and suffocated in their daily lives, the group notes: Successive decades of disproportionate… Read more »

The problem with Cuba’s ‘new economy’

     

When Raúl Castro steps down as Cuba’s president in February 2018, he will hand off to his successor the unfinished task of reforming the economy, notes William LeoGrande, Professor of… Read more »

Video offers rare glimpse of Cuban ‘moderate’ leader’s hardline ideology

     

    The Cuban opposition movement will try to register more than 170 independent candidates for the upcoming general election, which begin in October. But they have almost zero chance… Read more »