Cuba Changes…But for Whom?


Raul Castro

The Miami Herald reports this week that Cubans in Cuba are not benefiting from the modernization their new leader is implementing throughout the country.

Results from a survey conducted by the International Republican Institute (IRI) showed a “growing disgruntlement among huge majorities of younger Cubans, hinted that optimism is creeping up, and showed an odd slip in those who favor capitalism and democracy.”

Why no warm fuzzies among younger Cubans about capitalism and democracy in Cuba?

After more than a year of hearing about reforms in Cuba, adults over 18 don’t see any differences in their lives economically,” says IRI Latin American director Alex Sutton.

So, who is benefiting from the changes being made in Cuba?

Wealthy foreigners. And tourists.

In a modern era déjà vu of Cuba’s colonial and U.S.-occupied history, foreigners are once again reigning supreme in Cuba.


Below, is a Western news report on the changes in Cuba.


Who do you think will benefit most from the changes in Cuba?

Wealthy investors & tourists?

Or Cubans?


World News Wednesday


4 thoughts on “Cuba Changes…But for Whom?

  1. The International Republican Institute is a US-government run group that works to undermine governments around the world. It is interested in destabilizing Cuba. In 2004, it was involved with the coup d’etat in Haiti that saw the democratically elected President replaced with an unelected regime. So to put any faith in their ‘data’ is misguided.

    The process that led to the reforms in Cuba was democratic. Ordinary Cubans definitely had a say.

    • Thank you for this accurate & very informed comment, and for the link to an article that should be read for a balanced picture of Cuba. I hope you’ll continue to share such info here!

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