Friday, July 17, 2015

Mañana is soon enough for Raúl

The window she is broken and the rain is comin' in
If someone doesn't fix it I'll be soaking to my skin
But if we wait a day or two the rain may go away
And we don't need a window on such a sunny day

More than a half century of tomorrows since 1959, but that hasn't dampened the enthusiasm for socialism for the Castros (who themselves have several mansions in which to live);

We will continue the process of transformations in Cuban society at our own pace

That is the headline in the English language version of Granma. From the latest of their fearless leader;
Speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the closure of the National Assembly of People’s Power Eighth Legislature’s Fifth Period of Ordinary Sessions, in the Havana Convention Center, July 15, 2015, Year 57 of the Revolution 
In which it is necessary for the General to make a few excuses. Per usual;
One of the most disappointing aspects of the [official economic] plan’s implementation is to be found in the transportation sector, which led to difficulties in the economy’s performance, a result of organizational shortcomings and the low level of technical availability in the railroad and automotive systems, associated with the lack of replacement parts and problems in maintenance and repair. This situation was aggravated by delays in the arrival to the country of equipment projected for last year and this year, the majority of which should arrive in 2015.
In short, 'We blame Norte America';
During the first half of the year we have faced severe external financial constraints. Nevertheless, the country has continued rigorously fulfilling its payment obligations to foreign creditors and providers, a practice which favors the gradual re-establishment of the national economy’s credibility, despite the U.S. blockade which remains in full force.
Hmm. Is that the policy that Barack Obama adamantly says isn't working?

No comments:

Post a Comment