Cuban-style “updating”

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April 28, 2011
Independent Institute
by Alvaro Vargas Llosa  
Posted in Commentary

"The point of the recent Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, we had been led to believe, was to rejuvenate and modernize the structures of the state — even though the 15-member Politburo elected during the gathering is dominated by septuagenarians and octogenarians who have been rejuvenating and modernizing Cuba for 52 years. The real purpose was to maintain the way in which power is allocated. The Castro brothers, ever the cunning tacticians, are ready to make concessions in many areas. But not on the definitive issue: the monopoly of power." (04/27/11)  

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