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Havana preparing grand ‘brainwashing’ to change the mentality of Cubans

Thursday, December 29th 2011 - 22:54 UTC
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Raul Castro, 80, the sponsor of the reforms to try and save the regime Raul Castro, 80, the sponsor of the reforms to try and save the regime

The Cuban regime and the ruling Communist Party are preparing a grand-national conference to try and change the “mentality” of Cubans so that the capitalist-oriented economic reforms and timid political changes sponsored by President Raul Castro are better understood and accepted, according to party sources.

The big conference is scheduled for 28 January, the first in half a century and will debate sensitive issues such as racial and sexual discrimination, promoting economic sustainability through small profit oriented enterprises and a proposal from Raul to limit to 10 years office tenure in government political posts, including that of President and of First Secretary of the (only) party allowed to function in the country.

“In January we have the big celebration of the National Conference of the party so we don’t have much time to rest”, said Raul Castro, 80, when the closing session of Parliament last Friday.

“If we don’t change our mentality, we will not be able to address the necessary changes to guarantee sustainability” of the regime, he had warned during the famous last August first meeting.

Castro has proposed limiting to two consecutive periods of five years the mandates of the main posts in government and in the party, which implies quite a revolution in the only country left in the Americas with a one-party regime where leaders spend all their lives in such positions.

Raul Castro was previously Minister of the Armed Forces for almost fifty years, the same time spent by his brother Fidel as head of state and who handed office to him in 2006 following serious health problems.

Categories: Politics, Latin America.

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  • briton

    Havana preparing grand ‘brainwashing’ to change the mentality of Cubans
    Now theirs a word we haven’t seen lately,
    And straight from the horses mouth,
    And an idol of CFK, a great pair.

    And what do you get, when you cross a donkey with a horse ??

    Dec 29th, 2011 - 11:11 pm 0
  • Sergio Vega

    A leftist......!!! No doubt.....!!!!
    ....Like Huguito, Fidelito, Rafaelito, Evito, Dilmita, Cristinita and some more outside Latam....

    Cubans are doing reverse from the “SOCIALIST WAY”.....after mor than 50 years of pain and a lot of died men buried and more died men walking......Well done comunist beast.....!!!

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 02:19 am 0
  • Yuleno

    They support Argentina in the quest for territorial integrity.Rightist Monarchist,Ultras,Conservatists,Pinochet,and all other anti-democratic ideologies,watch true democracy in progress.That's what you don't like isn't it.The people having their say,you just want the old order where you are benefiting on the backs of others.

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 10:28 am 0
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