Senior Castro regime official, Abel Prieto, explains Raul's economic "reforms":
"We're talking about non-state forms of management; we're not talking about privatization or non-state property. We are leasing land to cooperatives and families, farmers who have an obligation to make those lands productive, but the property is kept by the Cuban state on behalf of all the people. That is the complete opposite of privatization. A key principle is that no natural person, nor entity, that manages non-state production or services can concentrate property. Anyhow, it is the socialist state enterprise, now with more attributes, more freedom to act and greater efficiency, without the administrative obstacles that previously tied its hands, that is going to get us out of this crisis... The concept of privatization is absolutely prohibited as a matter of policy."
Also, make sure to read last week's explanation about "cooperatives" by Grisel Trista Arbesu, a senior Castro regime official in charge of "reforms."