[OPE-L:7319] Venceremos in Cuba?

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Mon Jun 03 2002 - 18:18:41 EDT

David Y wrote in [73l7]:

>We do however need to examine it as an historical fact 
and learn from that history, in so far as it is possible. This 
is not an academic question but a real practical one and I 
believe the Cubans have tried in adverse circumstances to 
avoid many of the pitfalls of Soviet development. They were 
certainly helped in surviving as a socialist country by the 
existence of the Soviet Union until the collapse of the Soviet 
bloc in 1989-91, so reality is full of real contradictions. But 
many interesting developments are now taking place in Cuba 
and it would be far better to discuss such developments and 
the role the masses play in Cuban political life than try to 
answer the question you pose.< 

OK, let's.   There are lots of "interesting developments"
that have been taking place in Cuba recently (and in the US
over the issue of the economic blockade and Carter's visit):  
which ones were you referring to?    How would you describe 
the role the masses currently and historically (since the revolution) 
play in Cuban political life?

In solidarity, Jerry

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