Prospects for Change in Cuba
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Pope Benedict XVI is conducting mass today Havana. Yesterday he met with Cuba’s president, Raul Castro. Today he’s scheduled to meet with his brother, Fidel. The Pope’s three day visit comes at time when Cuban leaders seem to be signaling change: for the first time since the communist revolution private property can be bought and sold legally and 130 prisoners were recently released, but earlier this week, in response to the Pope’s call for a “better society”, Cuba’s economic minister said, "in Cuba, there will be no political reform". Please join us for a discussion in Cuba today and prospects for change.
editor of the Americas section of "The Economist"
executive director, Cuba Democracy Public Advocacy
senior fellow, Center for International Policy
and former chief of the US Interests Section in Havana
researcher, Human Rights watch