Nor did Campos appreciate the suggestion that he, Soledad Cruz, and others are positioning themselves for the post-Castro future. For good measure,
The interesting issue here, in my view, is the nature and limits of the economic policy debate in
In November 2005, Fidel Castro gave his last major policy speech at the
Then Fidel fell ill.
Then others continued to take up the theme of the economy, but in a different way, pointing out that the black market is the result, not the cause, of
So Fidel kicked off the debate, but its terms seem broader than they would be if he were the sole referee. Among the many questions to be answered, the big one is what Raul meant on July 26 by “structural” change.
In the end what counts are results, and I’m making no predictions on that score. But I don’t believe that last week’s “reflection” shut the process down, and I think we’re in for a very interesting time ahead.