The Island nation of Cuba is a failed 50 year-old Socialist disaster. Poverty, a police state and government run industry has brought misery. Now a half-million people will be jettisoned from their make work government jobs. There is no productivity in places like Cuba that punish the productive.
For most of the Castro Regime Cuba was nothing but a parasite and welfare baby for the former Soviet Union. They have truly run out of other people’s money.
The problem as always is the wealthy Communist Party elite don’t want to give up their absolute power over the Cuban people. They only way to bring about their removal is by killing them. That’s always the rub. They will never just walk away.
The cure would be for the Cuban people to adopt a Swiss style government free from Marxism. They need to release any political prisoners and respect the rights of all non-Socialists as they embrace freedom and build an economy.
Cuba needs foreign investment to re-create the tourism heyday of the early 1950’s. Cuba had great hotels, world class entertainment, gambling and legal prostitution. Cuba’s prostitutes were for the most part very attractive American women. Cuba was a playground for wealthy Americans.
The new Cuban government could really boost the investments if they refused to cooperate with any other nation on tax collection matters. Letting foreigners buy some land and develop it could make Cuba a paradise on earth.
With the new freedom, there would be renewed trade opportunities. Expatriates would love to return home bringing their American won assets.
Cuba could be a nation of productivity, wealth and exciting entertainment. Don’t look for the old guard party bosses to worry about anyone’s welfare but their own.
Cuba needs some honest politicians and bureaucrats to put a democratic country were liberty and justice is a reality. Imagine Cuba with new cars on their roads and stores with the best products for people with the money to buy them.