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Is this the day the Revolution died?

Krupa Thakrar Padhy Krupa Thakrar Padhy | 09:53 UK time, Tuesday, 14 September 2010

It's being dubbed as the most radical move since the Revolution - Castro meets Capitalism.
 

Up to one million public sector jobs are to go, half of them by March.  For many of you it signals one thing, as Juhasaarinen in New Zealand tweets: "The Counter Revolution is well underway."

In an interview with the Atlantic last week, Fidel Castro said the unexpected: "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore." For some, this was Fidel acknowledging failure, telling the truth and throwing himself at "history's mercy".

Lots of you, especially in America, have praise for the radical change about to take place in Cuba and want your government to do the same. WKennethEdwards in Raleigh, USA tweets:

How can Cuba get it but not our own Government?

And Cuban Triangle writes,

I've said it before, I'll say it again: All Republicans should now go to Cuba to see what cutting the size and scope of government is really about

Private enterprise is indeed a brave new world for Cuba. So how realistic and practical is the move? Al Jazeera's Juan Jacomino in Havana comments on the radical impact the move will have on Cubans, 

"It will take a few days before Cubans realise what is going to hit them....They are going to have to get used to working in a sector other than the state. For many years, 90 per cent of the Cuban labour force have been working for the state."

For blogger Jean Moulin 99  it's important not to forget the good things about the Revolution. He cannot believe the change that's taking place,.

Now stop the bus there. In the Cuban Sesame Street alphabet C is for Castro, Cuba and Communism. If Raul keeps talking about free enterprise being a good idea then it will be C is for Capitalism.

There I have said it now. Castro, Cuba, Comunism and Capitalism in the same sentence. How weird is that?

"Viva la Revolution - you are sacked!"

So is this the beginning of a new Cuban Revolution?

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