Ever since Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba in 1959, the U.S. has sought to undermine his rule. It hasn’t worked. Perhaps officials in Washington should consider adapting the more successful strategy pursued to undermine communism in Eastern Europe.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro ’s request for an extraordinary session of parliament to discuss foreign affairs was granted today, signaling the retired leader of the 1959 revolution may be taking a greater role in government and recent efforts to open up the economy.
Cuban lawmakers approved a law that allows for full foreign ownership of companies and reduces taxes for overseas investors in President Raul Castro’s latest bid to open up the communist island’s economy.
The U.S. has granted a visa to Cuban President Raul Castro’s daughter to speak at a conference next week in San Francisco, sparking angry protests from Cuban- American lawmakers who said the action contradicts U.S. policy toward the communist island.