February 27, 2013

Castro Pledge Is Chance for Change

Financial Times, Financial Times

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Never underestimate Havana's ability to delay change. Raúl Castro became de facto president of Cuba in 2006, and has long said the government needed to renew itself. As he even admitted on Sunday: "It's really embarrassing that we have not solved this problem." Now it has. Sort of.

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