The dissolution of the socialist community has had severe repercussions on the Cuban economy. Prior to these momentous changes, the former Soviet Union and the socialist nations of Eastern Europe were Cuba’s economic lifeline. In 1989, the most recent year for which official data are available, the former Soviet Union and the socialist countries of […]
Note In mid-1995, in the throes of an economic depression and with no generous allies to turn to after the dissolution of the Soviet Bloc, it is incontrovertible that Cuba has to make substantive changes in order to find a niche in the international economic system. The question, then, is not whether Cuba should reform […]
Notes I. Introduction This paper presents a preliminary look at the relationship between water, development strategies, and ecological issues in revolutionary Cuba. Using an integrated water management perspective that aims to minimize the environmental and economic disruptions associated with improper water usage, it examines Cuba’s endowment of water resources and selected policies regarding their use, […]
Prepared for delivery at the First Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, August 15-17, 1991. The paper expresses strictly the personal views of the author The Cuban-Soviet trade protocol for 1991, concluded in December 1990, introduced a number of important changes to the trading […]
Table 1, Energy Balance, 1988 Table 2. Apparent Consumption of Oil and Oil Products, 1959-88 Table 3. Energy and Sugar Trade, 1980-88 Table 4. Convertible currency exports Table 5. Consumption of Oil and Oil Products in 1988 Table 6. Structure of Consumption of Oil Products Table 7. Electric Industry Statistic.