September 9, 2020
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Fidel Castro tells an American journalist that the Cuban economic model isn’t working.
The former Cuban president made the jaw-dropping comment to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.
Goldberg says the ailing Cuban leader’s remarks came almost as an aside over lunch recently in Havana.
“The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore,” Castro told Goldberg.
The writer said he was so stunned that he asked his companion at the lunch, Julia Sweig, a leading Latin America scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations, if he had heard Castro correctly.