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Cuba"s Second Economy From Behind the Scenes to Center Stage by Jorge Perez-Lopez

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Published by Transaction Publishers .
Written in English


  • Microeconomics,
  • Economics,
  • Contemporary Economic Situations And Conditions,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Psychology,
  • Latin America - General,
  • Economics - General,
  • History / Latin America,
  • 1990-,
  • Cuba,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Economic policy,
  • Informal Sector (Economics)

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8612902M
ISBN 101560001895
ISBN 109781560001898

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Get this from a library! Cuba's second economy: from behind the scenes to center stage. [Jorge F Pérez-López] -- Without doubt, Cuba is facing its most serious economic challenge in nearly thirty-five years of revolutionary rule. There is consensus that as the official, centrally planned economy has faltered. five equal horizontal bands of blue (top, center, and bottom) alternating with white; a red equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bears a white, five-pointed star in the center; the blue bands refer to the three old divisions of the island: central, occidental, and oriental; the white bands describe the purity of the independence ideal; the triangle symbolizes liberty, equality, . Boulder, CO: First Forum Press, pp. By Archibald R. M. Ritter and Ted A. Henken. Review by Sergio Díaz-Briquets,. Cuban Studies, Vol , pp. , University of Pittsburgh Press. The small business sector, under many different guises, often has been, since the s, at the center of Cuban economic policy.   The book also provides an explanation as to why after 50 years, Castro's system of governing still has not provided the "complete revolutionary man" that he promised during the transition period. Indeed, the fact that Cuba's greatest export are refugees and dissidents is explained well in Mr. Fernandez's book.

Cuba&#;s economy could best be described as being mostly a blank economy Get the answers you need, now!   Cuba's Economy: An Overview. FACEBOOK TWITTER LINKEDIN By Greg McFarlane. Updated Jan 9, It only took five-plus decades, but Cuba has begun intermittent steps toward joining the world. Cuba has a dual currency system, whereby most wages and prices are set in Cuban pesos (CUP), while the tourist economy operates with Convertible pesos (CUC), set at par with the US dollar. Every Cuban household has a ration book (known as libreta) entitling it to a monthly supply of food and other staples, which are provided at nominal l and largest city: Havana, 23°8′N 82°23′W . Second, while the state’s response to the second economy has alternated over time between repression and benign neglect, the Cuban government initially attempted to incorporate parts of it by strengthening its articulation with the official economy and instituting licensing : Ted Henken.

  Cuba is, in many ways, an economy stuck in time and at risk of further unraveling. Cuba’s economy got a jolt in December , when U.S.-Cuban ties were restored. The U.S. embassy in Havana has. Cuba's Second Revolution. David Abel. But after food-production shortages and a worsening general economy that culminated in the Mariel boatlift in , the Castro regime reversed its Author: David Abel. Cuba’s centrally planned economy is controlled by the government, but that hasn’t deterred all foreign investment. Businesses from other countries have poured money into Cuban agriculture, infrastructure, the sugar trade, nickel mining, and of course, tourism. Though the economy isn't great, it is slowly beginning to improve. Cuba's Economy. The Economist Intelligence Unit estimated the Cuban economy grew % in but will contract % in The Cuban economy .