Cuba’s economic prospects have substantially worsened in recent years in the absence of needed governmental reforms, compounded by shrinking financial support from Venezuela and increasingly hostile White House policies. These economic reversals are producing new hardships for the island’s population with growing shortages of food, medicine, and other essential goods. It has also led to setbacks for the country’s emerging private sector, and rising emigration pressures.
Join the Inter-American Dialogue for an extended discussion of the deteriorating Cuban economy with commentary from distinguished economist and Cuba expert Carmelo Mesa-Lago and former chief of the US Interests Section in Havana Vicki Huddleston. What does the future hold for Cuba’s economy?
President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)
Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
Retired US Ambassador & former chief of the US Interests Section in Havana (@vickihuddleston)
President Emeritus & Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue