April 2, 2008

FIDEL WHO?:

Cuba lifts shopping restrictions and offers land for farming (The Associated Press, April 2, 2008)

Cubans snapped up DVD players, motorbikes and pressure cookers for the first time this week as Raúl Castro's new government loosened controls on consumer goods and invited private farmers to plant tobacco, coffee and other crops on unused state land.

Combined with other reforms announced in recent days, the measures suggest real changes are being driven by the new president, who vowed when he took over from his brother, Fidel Castro, to remove some of the more irksome limitations on the daily lives of Cubans.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 2, 2008 2:54 PM
Comments

Irksome?

What morons!

Posted by: djs at April 2, 2008 8:24 PM

Everyone knows it was the embargo that kept Cubans poor.

Posted by: ERey at April 3, 2008 5:51 AM

Just stopping the daily eight hour harrangues would be blessing enough.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2008 7:00 AM

John Pilger, Harold Pinter and Noam Chomsky must be utterly distraught, even sickened, by this Great Betrayal!!!

(Of course, they can afford the best medical care modern medicine can provide....)

Posted by: Barry Meislin at April 3, 2008 8:14 AM
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