Will Cuba Collapse?

From 1959 until today, the performance of Cuba's economy has been an important part of that country's political structure. For years, the Soviet Union subsidized Cuba as a showcase and as an irritant to the West. The Gorbachev reforms and the fall of Communism in Europe ended that. Richard F. Kaufman, former general counsel of the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress, analyzes the problems and prospects that confront Cuba today.

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