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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