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    Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    HAVANA – Cuba's communist economic model has come in for criticism from an unlikely source: Fidel Castro.


    The revolutionary leader told a visiting American journalist and a U.S.-Cuba policy expert that the island's state-dominated system is in need of change, a rare comment on domestic affairs from a man who has taken pains to steer clear of local issues since illness forced him to step down as president four years ago.


    The fact that things are not working efficiently on this cash-strapped Caribbean island is hardly news. Fidel's brother Raul, the country's president, has said the same thing repeatedly. But the blunt assessment by the father of Cuba's 1959 revolution is sure to raise eyebrows.
    I have only one question to ask you, Fidel. What in the hell took you so long? All you had to do, any time in the last 50 years, was to just take a look around you.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I have only one question to ask you, Fidel. What in the hell took you so long? All you had to do, any time in the last 50 years, was to just take a look around you.

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    oops, now who will the liberals hold up as a shining example of how communism is such a wonderful system?

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Ummm.... which liberals are you talking to?

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Ummm.... which liberals are you talking to?
    the ones who are always telling us how great it would be if everyone was equal and the govt provided everything for everyone and controlled everything

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

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    Ummm.... which liberals are you talking to?
    Michael Moore and his sheep
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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Come on guys. Respond to the topic, which is about Castro saying that Communism doesn't work. No need to call people names here.
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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Well now we know howlong it takes an embargo to work.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    the ones who are always telling us how great it would be if everyone was equal and the govt provided everything for everyone and controlled everything
    I've literally never heard a single person ever say that in my entire life.
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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    Well the man is right. The brand of communism that he rules with in Cuba is not working. Hopefully once he dies and the new ruler takes over the strings will be loosened.
    Last edited by soccerboy22; 09-09-10 at 05:01 PM. Reason: fixed a word or two.

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    Re: Fidel latest to say Cuba's communism doesn't work

    I agree. I think Raul Castro wants to pursue more of a Chinese model of economic liberalization, but Fidel's cronies have prevented him from doing that. Perhaps this public acknowledgment is a way of telling Fidel's friends to back off and let Raul rule the way he wants to. The Cuban economy is poised to truly boom the way that China's has for the past 30 years, if only the Castros will allow it.
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