"What the government is doing is a very small first step. They are doing the easy things and giving people more freedoms. We are still waiting for the big changes that will make a difference economically. And that will be much harder to do."
An unidentified Western diplomat speaking toThe Guardianabout the “reforms” introduced in recent weeks by Raul Castro. The article, written by roving Latin American correspondent Rory Carroll, isn’t bad. And reasonably balanced.
Welcome to the blog of my new book, Child of the Revolution: Growing up in Castro's Cuba, which is published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin.
The book is now available in the UK, Canada and the US, and in Brazil (in Portuguese).