South America Cuban

In sum, in Venezuela there has been a breakdown and breakdown of its economy and its system, although Chavez has made a new Constitution. The possibility that Chavez, Morales and Lula will follow a path to the Cuban (i.e. go to confiscate private enterprise and socialize the entire production) is something impossible. The Soviet Union no longer exists, Cuba does not want that change and all those governments unwilling to unbalance their respective States and economies. Certainly that in Venezuela, Bolivia and some left-wing mayors in the region will see a flow of Cuban professionals, health and education, and that agrarian and labour reforms, and some nationalizations will also be raised.

These measures do not want to eliminate the market economy and private enterprise but develop in a framework where there is a greater State intervention. The new Liberals question that model as a populist and an obstacle to attract private investment and generate a development type Chile, however, they must recognize that the Castroite have already renounced wanting to export a planned economy and that, rather, they are gradually undermining they have in Cuba. While many see Chavez, Morales and Kirchner and Lula as allied izquierdizantes of Cuba, it is true that, in reality, they are playing a large role in transforming the island. What we have is a venezuelanization of Cuba before a cubanizacion of Venezuela. Fidel has gradually been distancing itself from many of its previous radicalism and is ideologically approaching Governments that revolve around the Mercosur.

The subsidized Venezuelan oil has risen to industry and the system Cuban transport and energy. In return Cuba has given Venezuela medicines, products and qualified personnel in the area of health, education and military. The Alliance of Venezuelan petrodollars and Cuban health and education services is having an impact in the region. They have underpinned a leftist municipalities in Central America, they have created a wide layer of fellows in the speaker Caribbean (where there is a growing interest in the culture and the Hispanic middle) and will want to have an impact in South America (especially in Bolivia).