Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Key to "saving" Cuban socialism?

Private Farmers!! I think this is what you call IRONY.

Cuba is hoping that private farmers can literally plow the island out of a huge $11 billion trade deficit this year caused by rising food import costs and falling exports. The policy marks a major shift away from inefficient state farms that once occupied the lion's share of the island's agricultural land.

"The land is there! Here are the Cubans. Let's see if we work or not, if we produce or not!" exclaimed President RĂ¡ul Castro last month at a rally in Holguin.