Granma is now running letters to the editor. In the March 28 on-line edition, there are three letters responding to the article by Granma editor Lazaro Barredo, discussed in this blog last week. Barredo’s message was that if Cubans want more, the first step is for them to work more.
The first thing one notices about the letters is that neither the writers nor the editors aim for a crisp 250 words.
As for substance, one writer agrees with Barredo that more work must precede material benefits.
Another expresses understanding of Barredo’s point but concludes that “it should be our government that takes the pertinent steps so that salaries correspond to the individual’s output as a basic step to increase production.”
Another writer argues that no “substantial change in the economy” and no solution to the dual currency problem can be achieved unless