Are radical reforms the beginning of the end of communism in Cuba?
Cuba has announced radical plans to lay off huge numbers of state employees, to help revive the communist country's struggling economy. Is capitalism winning in Cuba?
The Cuban labour federation said more than a million workers, or one in five Cubans, would eventually lose their jobs. Those laid off will be encouraged to become self-employed or join new private enterprises, on which some of the current restrictions will be eased.
President Raul Castro has said he the state's role in the economy has to be reduced. About 85% of the official workforce is employed by the state. Analysts say it is the biggest private sector shift since the 1959 revolution.
Are you in Cuba? What's the significance of the reforms? What effect will they have on the economy? Will they lead to political change?
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