Synopses & Reviews
* Named Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE Magazine * Uses first-hand accounts to provide a balanced report of the socialist Cuban reality* For anyone seriously debating the US policy toward Cuba Relating the experiences of contemporary Cuban people, this book is an original analysis of the economic policies and trends in socialist Cuba. Based on Jatar-Hausmann's personally-collected data, it surveys more than two-hundred self-employed individuals, and includes interviews with government officials, academics, and average citizens. Vignettes depicting citizen's daily struggles illustrate dilemmas and complexities of a socialist nation transitioning to a more open economy.
Focusing on the experiences of contemporary Cuban people, this book is an original analysis of the economic policies and trends in socialist Cuba. First-hand information was collected during the author's multiple trips to Cuba. Each chapter is complemented with vignettes depicting the daily problems of citizens who live on this changing island. Readers are presented with the dilemmas and complexities of a socialist country in transition toward a more open economy.