Analysis: Tinkering with the statist model

By Domingo Amuchastegui

Since the eruption of protests on July 11, the Cuban leadership has undertaken a number of changes — most of them economic and particularly in agriculture — but none suggests a comprehensive redesign. In good Cuban fashion, it’s mostly “chapisteo”: Patches here and there, held together by the usual language, without modifying the essence of the statist-absolutist model that has prevailed for more than six decades.

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