The Economist's "Not-So-Big" Changes in Cuba

Saturday, August 9, 2014
This week, The Economist has an interesting article on how the Castro regime is looking for Russia (and maybe China) to bail it out (again).

Here's the key quote:

"Despite reforms that have brought some big changes to Cuba in the form of private restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and new co-operatives, the economy has virtually ground to a halt."

That's quite a contradiction.

We know The Economist only cares about economic issues, for politically there have been absolutely no changes in Cuba. To the contrary, political repression has intensified under Raul Castro.

Moreover, that it has been Raul's cheerleader.

But how can you state that Raul's "reforms" have brought "big changes" -- while simultaneously recognizing that the economy has "ground to a halt"?

The data clearly indicates those changes were "not-so-big" after all.