Raúl Castro’s Reforms

Cuban President Raul Castro. Photo: Trinidad-News.com. flickrCHANGING THE COURSE OF CUBA

When the infamous Fidel Castro was replaced as president of Cuba by his brother Raúl in February 2008, the new president inherited a country in trouble. With a stagnant economy, an increasing national debt, and a steadily deteriorating standard of living in the communist state, Raúl Castro was faced with the unenviable task of turning the country’s fortunes around. The four years that have passed since Raúl became president have seen slow but steady changes in Cuba’s domestic and foreign policies that are beginning to benefit the Cuban population.