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July 2016

Cuba: Open for Business?

July 26, 2016

The recently published book by Richard E. Feinberg provides a good opportunity to revisit the economic prospects of Cuba. In the book’s title the question is omitted, so it echoes the official slogan that the Cuban government has been using to signal that something has changed. The content of the book, however, does include much to warrant a question mark.
The crisis in Venezuela has spread to its closest ally Cuba, with Havana warning of power rationing and other shortages that some fear could mark a return to the economic austerity that traumatised the island nation after the collapse of the Soviet Union.