The USofA looks great too doesn't it?
Wastin' time, like it was free - Godsmack
50% of the state looks like this:
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Cuba is beginning to dismantle its socialist system but it won't happen overnight. Cuban bureaucrats face the same problems Russian bureaucrats did when they dismantled the USSR, how to create a new Cuban bourgeoisie. It will be a long, patient degradation as private investment is allowed in and government assets are privatized, but it's pretty inevitable given how they have been running the country.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
This was a stupid deal all around. Not only that but the Cubans of been committing acts of war against us for the past 20 years and have gotten away with it. Why I will never be president, if I won in 2016 I'd undo this mess by sitting little Raul down and telling him the rough riders are coming back up San Juan hill if he doesn't play ball...