One step at a time
Perugorria has told the Spanish daily El Periodico that he is very supportive of the changes being introduced by Raul Castro. But like the good revolutionary he is, the actor says sudden change is bad, while taking “one step at a time” is much, much more preferable.
Which probably means that while it’s okay for Cubans to be allowed to window-shop for a DVD now, they will really need to wait until 2010 before they are able to window-shop for toasters.
"The [Castro regime] is introducing changes in a measured and intelligent way because it wants to build a better form of socialism and bring about more freedom,” he told the paper, adding that despite many offers from abroad, he is quite happy to continue to live in Cuba.
Of course, Perugorria is one of those lucky Cubans who are allowed to travel in and out of the country freely – provided they don’t stray too far from the approved (Communist Party) line when interviewed.