New foreign investment law shows that capitalism has been restored

Cuba's National Assembly passed a legislation that frees the entry of foreign capital in the country and gives investors legal guarantees and huge tax exemptions. The law was introduced last year by Raul Castro’s government and, in fact, opens all sectors of the economy to foreign investment, except health,...

Who’s afraid of Yoani Sánchez?

We need areal debate on what is going on in Cuba and the Castro regime's true character. Since Cuban blogger, Yoani Sanchez, landed in Brazil, she has been facing protests from pro-Castro regime. In Feira de Santana (BA), these militants have gone as far as to prevent the exhibition...

The effects of the capitalism’s return

The debates on Cuba raise passionate controversies. It could not be different. The first successful socialist revolution in Latin America touched generations and reached huge achievements. But it also has gained powerful enemies. The imperialism has attacked it with rage and hatred. Social relations, however, did not cease with...

Why is the Pope visiting Cuba?

Pope BenedictXVI has visited Mexico and Cuba for the first time, as the head of the Catholic Church. This visit which carries out a huge load of political objectives has nothing to do with a mere pastoral visit as the Vatican and the governments of these countries have falsely...

Discussion with the Trotskyist organizations

In August last year, Raul Castro gave a speech to Cuban representatives in which he pointed out: "... I was not elected president to restore capitalism in Cuba, or to surrender the revolution. I was elected to defend, maintain, continue and improve socialism, not to destroy it”.This is not...

Revolution and counterrevolution in Cuba

Inside IWL-FI, we have studied the Cuban situation and discussed its State character, as well as the programme resulting from this character. By Martin Hernandez.   The IWL-FI has not yet taken a final position (which will be done in its next World Congress in 2011), however, several of its organizations and...

Cuba: political revolution or social revolution?

The recent announcement of a 500,000 workers layoff to be held by the Cuban government is a major topic of discussion among left-wing organizations. One of them, the PTS of Argentina, has been publishing a series of articles where they question the IWL-FI definitions, program and policies for Cuba. The...

Castroist leadership: from expropriation to restoration

Left-wing organisations have been very reluctant to admit that capitalism had been restores in the former USSR and in the remaining countries of Eastern Europe. In a way this is reasonable, because the triumph of the Russian Revolution has been the greatest victory of the world proletariat and...

After Fidel, now what?

Speculations on what will Cuba be like without Fidel have been spreading these years. These speculations performed a leap and turned into important political confrontations since the moment when Castro underwent surgery that forced him to pass the command on to his brother Raul. At the time we...

Cuba under discussion

Once upon a time there was a country that was almost a colony of the USA, and as it could not be otherwise, it was an extremely poor country. The situation, however, changed in a few years. Illiteracy rate, which used to be of 24%, became 4%. The...

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