Cuba Isn't Ready For A China Style Opening

Cuba is not China. Despite the parallels being drawn by advocates of lifting the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, the comparison doesn't work. Capitalism may indeed be destroying communism in China, but it is a strong domestic market economy, not trade per se, that is subverting the state-owned sector. Lifting the Cuban embargo before Fidel Castro opens the country to free-market forces can only reinforce his dictatorship, not destroy it from within.

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