Dynamics of the Economic and Political Transformation in Cuba under Raul Castro: Change and Continuity

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY/June 11: Carlos Alzugaray on Economic and Political Transformation in Cuba under Raúl Castro

Tuesday, June 11, 2013. 04:00 PM

After Raúl Castro became President of Cuba in 2008, a number of changes have
taken place in Cuba under the official catchphrases of “updating of the economic
model” and transforming the economic and political system into a “prosperous and
sustainable socialism”. Behind these phrases is the tacit recognition that the
main threats to Cuba do not come from outside the nation, as for example the US
government’s hostility and economic sanctions, but from the Revolution’s own
successes and failures. The lecture will advance some answers on what is
happening and what to expect from this transition period in Cuba, a country only
90 miles away from Florida and the United States’ third closest neighbor.

Carlos Alzugaray Treto (Havana, 1943) holds a PhD, Historical Sciences from the
University of Havana…

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