Cuban Press Silent
If you take a look online at the Communist Party daily newspaper in Cuba, Granma, you'll notice that it has been focusing on recalling the glory days of Fidel Castro's past, what Washington might or might not be thinking, and what other countries in the world are saying about Cuba. There is very little, if any, coverage of major events going on inside the island politically, economically or socially. Except for an interview with Raul Castro published some two weeks ago, there has been very little explanation to the Cuban people as to what the differences might be in the way Raul Castro will lead. The lack of an independent press in Cuba has again been underscored since Fidel Castro turned over power, temporarily, to his younger brother Raul.
It seems from reading the paper that the Cuban government is not ready to inform its people of any changes as they occur. Instead, the government has shown that it will spring change upon the nation at a moment's notice. Since there are no options flowing down to the people, the question is, how does the Cuban government know what, if any, changes or reforms they should undertake to improve the communist, centrally-planned economy?