HAVANA — President Raul Castro reiterated Saturday that Cuba’s program of reforms will remain cautious and gradual, despite recent disappointing GDP numbers that show the country’s already-struggling economy slowing.

Days after Cuba downgraded its 2014 economic growth forecast by nearly a percentage point, Castro told parliament during the first of its twice-annual regular sessions that the reforms “have great complexity but are advancing” at the necessary pace.

“This process, to be successful, must be conducted with the appropriate gradualness and be accompanied by the permanent control of different party and government structures at all levels,” Castro said in a 25-minute speech...



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