Fidel: 'Cuban Model Doesn't Even Work For Us Anymore'
Sep 8 2010, 12:00 PM ET
There were many odd things about my recent Havana stopover (...), but one of the most unusual was Fidel Castro's level of self-reflection.(...)
(...) I asked him if he believed the Cuban model was still something worth exporting.
"The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore," he said.
(...) one effect of such a sentiment might be to create space for his brother, Raul, who is now president, to enact the necessary reforms in the face of what will surely be push-back from orthodox communists within the Party and the bureaucracy. Raul Castro is already loosening the state's hold on the economy. He recently announced, in fact, that small businesses can now operate and that foreign investors could now buy Cuban real estate.(...)
Este, como Santo Agostinho, ainda vai parar ao Paraíso.