April 11, 2008

THE CONTRACT WITH CUBA:

Raul's Cuba Tweaks Housing, Wage Rules (WILL WEISSERT, April 11, 2008, The Associated Press)

Thousands of Cubans will be able to get title to state-owned homes under regulations published Friday _ a step that might lay the groundwork for broader housing reform.

The measure was the first legal decree formally published since Raul Castro succeeded his brother Fidel as president in February. It comes a day after state television said the government also will do away with wage limits, allowing state employees to earn as much they can as an incentive to productivity.

Together, housing and wage restrictions have been among the things that bother Cubans the most about their socialist system.


Perhaps we might pause to consider the possibility that Raul Castro couldn't win a Democratic primary because too conservative.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 11, 2008 6:13 PM
Comments

Ouch! Careful with that stiletto.

Posted by: Andrew X at April 11, 2008 7:59 PM

The restrictions "bother" them? Is the AP sure they don't find them downright irksome?

Agree though that such liberal "tweaks" would disqualify him from the Democratic nomination.

Posted by: djs at April 11, 2008 8:25 PM

Do they miss Fidel already?

Posted by: ratbert at April 11, 2008 11:17 PM
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