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  • Published: 1 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241963937
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

The Economist: Cuba

Revolution in Retreat



Under Raúl Castro, Cuba has begun the journey towards capitalism. But it will take a decade and a big political battle to complete, writes Michael Reid

The Penguin Economist Special reports delve into the most pressing economic issues of the day: from national and global economies, to the impact of trade, industry and jobs. Written to be read on a long commute or in your lunch hour - be better informed in under an hour.

Raúl Castro is changing Cuba. Recognising the limits that the Soviet style economy places upon the Cuban people, he is allowing the market greater freedoms. A new, private sector is emerging and is expected to employ around 25% of the labour force by 2015.

What will these changes mean for foreign business and for Cuba's position on the global stage?

As there doesn't seem to be a Castro successor and the party is pressured by the younger generation and the digital world, where will Cuba be in ten years time?

This report will reflect on the likelihood and impact of political and economic change on the island - essential reading for anyone involved in the region.

Sections include:

Revolution in retreat

The deal's off - growing inequalities

Hasta la vista, baby - a disappearing population

Edging towards capitalism - slow reform

Grandmother's footsteps - political change

The Miami mirror - Cuba and Miami

The biological factor - what next for the Castro dynasty?

  • Published: 1 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241963937
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

About the author

Michael Reid

ROB CHILDS is an ex-Leicestershire teacher with many years' experience of coaching and organizing school teams in football, athletics, cricket and cross-country. He is well-known for his successful THE BIG MATCH series, the SOCCER MAD, PHANTOM FOOTBALL and COUNTY CUP series in Yearling and for the popular GREAT! series for Corgi Pups.

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