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Raul Castro's Economic and Social Reforms in Cuba

featuring Carmelo Mesa Lago

Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Building: Jones Hall in Room 100A
Location: uptown campus
Other Information: Greenleaf Conference Room

In 2007 Raul Castro inherited from his brother Fidel, economic and social-welfare systems in shambles and since then has been enacting reforms to improve both. The lecture will explain the causes of such reforms, their wide discussion by scholars and the press, and evaluate their effects based on Cuban data and other information. Among the key reforms: distribution of unused state land to farmers, dismissal of one million unneeded state workers, expansion of private jobs in self-employment and cooperatives, tax reform, more flexibility for Cubans to travel, and authorization to sell-buy homes. Mesa-Lago is the author of the book Cuba en la era de Raul Castro: Reformas economico sociales y sus efectos (Madrid: Editorial Colibri, 2012), there will be copies for sale and he will sign them.

Sponsored by: Center for Inter-American Policy and ResearchCuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Admission: Free
Attendance: By invitation
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Please RSVP by Friday, March 15, 2013 via email to cipr@tulane.edu or via phone at 5048623141

For more information contact Kelly Jones via email to kjones2@tulane.edu or by phone at 5048623141

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://cipr.tulane.edu/articles/detail/1242/Carmelo-Mesa-Lago-to-lecture-on-Cuba-and-Pensions






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