President Obama has announced he doesn’t believe Cuban dictator Raul Castro “is an ideologue.”
Those troublemakers who wish to leave the country can more easily do so. But the secret police is as active as ever in spying on and jailing political opponents.
Cuba under Raul did not follow the path taken by the leaders of Burma, another semi-closed authoritarian state that suddenly flung open its doors. Cubans still cannot vote for the party of their choice. The economy remains almost wholly in the hands of state-run enterprises. Access to the internet is limited and censored . . . Venezuela bellows its fidelity to the ideological values of the Castro brothers.
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