Skip to comments.Cuba’s Next Transformation
Posted on 01/07/2019 12:43:19 PM PST by Brilliant
****** How that struggle is resolved will determine the nations future... It is increasingly clear that Cuban society is no longer if it ever was a homogeneous bloc of revolutionary workers willing to simply applaud or fall silent at the decisions of their leaders.
In a possible sign of change, Cubans will vote next month on a new Constitution to replace the countrys Cold War-era charter. Several hundred changes were made to the draft to incorporate the views of Cubans who were consulted on proposed reforms...
There was also public pushback against a draft law prohibiting the accumulation of private property. In response, the government agreed to a compromise in which state regulators will decide what property can be owned case by case. Another recent decree that has generated resistance seeks to impose a system of prior official approval for cultural performances and of censorship of art determined to have immoral or vulgar content or which misuses patriotic symbols. The government has agreed to step back aspects of the law.
This wrangling underscores the evolving struggle over the nature of the Cuban state. Some of the concerns raised about the draft Constitution clearly reflect the will of older Cubans, many of whom are socially conservative, have spent most of their lives living under Communism and constitute a growing percentage of the population. Other concerns point to the emerging self-confidence and clout of younger Cubans, increasing numbers of whom are involved in the countrys new economy, known as cuentapropismo or self-employed work, which was authorized and significantly expanded during Raúl Castros presidency...
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Let’s hope change will indeed take place, slowly, but surely.
Hardly a compromise. If 'property' means anything , it means the true owner of a property is the one who gets to decide what to do with it.
From my perspective, it will take a generation or more for Cuba reforms. Not a lot of investment dollars flowing into the Island.
However, I look at Key West and see investors are buying up hotels and properties. People like the tropics but like short trips and prefer law and order - Key West is growing fast.
This is one place we should have invaded after the USSR died???
***I look at Key West and see investors are buying up hotels and properties.***
But, Wait! That is supposed to be underwater in a few years! Al Gore said so!
Maybe again those buying the property know something we don’t.
Like I said, it’s the camel’s nose under the tent. The question is whether they’ve already become addicted to capitalism.
Investors bought carbon credits, perhaps?
Never been to Danang, but this looks more like a mash-up of San Francisco.
The bridge in the foreground reminds me of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, and the one in the background looks like the Golden Gate Bridge, although it painted aqua instead of “International Orange”. Especially with the hills behind it. Also, the tower on the far left looks oddly like the new SalesForce tower in downtown EssEff.
Danang gets lots of tourism these days.
The place is utterly destroyed... gutted by Marxist fools and thugs. Anyone with brains or ability is dead or has emigrated elsewhere.
It will be a long time - if ever -before it is even a sad shadow of its former self.
Do you have any paperwork? Perhaps you can get it back someday. The tenants don’t own it and there will be no place for them to move to except perhaps Miami.
Its all a matter of governmental reform. After that happens the recovery will be shocking.
That's a true statement but the Cuban Communist party will never allow that to happen........This is all a charade for the U.S. MSM to propagandize...........
Its happening I think. Bit by bit. The article states that 17% of the economy is in private hands. Thats compared to 0% a few years ago. Ours is something like 60% if Im not mistaken. Their is going to be a lot of blood if the government tries to walk things back to 0%.
No they haven't and the camel was shot and dumped into the ocean.........
Nothing has changed in Cuba since Obama opened the doors to the country which Americans have been taking advantage of via Canada for the past 50 years..............
That's evidenced by Tim McGraw's upcoming May concert in Havana which is only available to non citizens of Cuba.......
The author, Jon Lee Anderson, is a Cuban propagandist who authored a book on Che Guevera and considers himself an expert on not only Cuba but Venezuela.........
I don't have any official paperwork, but they most certainly do. The Cuban bureaucracy is not capable or willing to produce it, so I wouldn't even bother as it stands now.
If it were given to me I'm not sure I would even want it. The structure has amazing architectural "bones" so to speak, but the roof has been gone for decades and the interior is nearly completely destroyed.
Even if they allowed investment and I was able to renovate it (which would be a HUGE and expensive challenge), what once was a beautiful thriving neighborhood is now a slum... so there's that.
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