By offering Cuba a new deal such as that proposed above, the United States may increase the possibility that the Cuban people may ultimately be able to embark upon a constructive course that leads to a more prosperous, democratic future.
When the end of the Castro era arrives, the successor government and theCuban people will need to answer certain questions: How is Castro?s morethan four-decade rule likely to affect a post-Castro Cuba? What will be thepolitical, social, and economic challenges Cuba will confront? What are theimpediments to Cuba?s economic development and democratic transition? Theauthors examine Castro?s political legacies, Cuba?s generational and racialdivisions, its demographic predicament, the legacy of a centralized economy, and the need for industrial restructuring.