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
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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.
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?