August 2, 2012
Juan O. Tamayo and Mimi Whitfield, Miami Herald
Cuba faces a difficult economic situation despite Raúl Castro’s reforms, and a military-led economic transition appears more likely than a Vietnamese or Chinese model of change, Cuba analysts said Thursday.
“The reforms haven’t provided results. There are too many limitations … there’s an enormous stagnation in society,” said dissident Havana economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe in a speech recorded for the opening session of the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy.
Some 100 economists, social scientists, and other Cuba experts gathered at The Hilton Miami Downtown hotel to present their work on the policy challenges facing Cuba. This year’s topic: Where is Cuba going?