Host: The Heritage Foundation. Since February 24, when Raul Castro formally replaced Fidel Castro as Cuba’s head of state, Havana has launched a flurry of changes that promise Cubans the opportunity to purchase computers and cell phones, earn pay incentives, own property, visit previously off-limit hotels and reportedly travel abroad without government approval. Are these serious changes in the Cuban economy or cosmetic fixes? Will Cubans actually be freer? Can these reforms address the morass of the Cuban economy? On May 21, President Bush will urge the friends of freedom and human rights in Cuba to speak about continued oppression of the Cuban people. Our speakers will review recent developments in Cuba and preview plans for May 21.
Official Website: http://www.heritage.org/Press/Events/ev050108a.cfm
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