Death of Chavez could force Cuba to speed reform

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March 6th, 2013

Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences

Cuba could be forced to speed its economic reforms following the death of its main benefactor, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, whose oil-backed largesse has kept the country afloat for years…

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“The death of Chavez highlights the shortcomings of the Castros’ policies — not diversifying the Cuban economy, not allowing more Cubans themselves to generate wealth and make the country genuinely independent.”

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