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The Cuban Economy: A Current Evaluation and Proposals for Necessary Policy Changes

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  • Perez, Villanueva Omar Everleny
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    Politicians, social scientists and general readers have noted in both Cuban andinternational academic forums and periodicals that the well-being enjoyed by the Cuban people in the 1980s has been seriously compromised since the economic crisis of the 1990s. Even for the most skeptical of observers it is clear that this worsening of conditions can be attributed not only to external factors, such as the breakup of the international socialist system, the tightening of the US blockade, and the worldwide economic crisis suffered by underdeveloped countries, but also to internal factors that have kept the country from taking full advantage of the human and material potential available on the island.Although Cuba is currently experiencing an economic recovery from the collapsein GDP in the mid 1990s following the collapse of its ties with the Socialist Bloc, it continues to maintain high import coefficients due to longstanding structural.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 217.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jan 2009
    Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper = IDE Discussion Paper, No. 217. 2009-01-01
    Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper217
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