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El anzuelo de la apertura económica

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From Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer by E.J. Epstein.
This photo has an inscription that says, “To Mr. A. Hammer, the first concessionaire who conferred with V.I. Lenin. February 18, 1961. With best wishes of N. Krushchev.”

In Séptimo Día – El Nuevo Herald of 1 September 2013 I comment (in Spanish) on the similarities between V.I. Lenin’s New Economic Policy (NEP) and the so-called economic reforms of Cuban leader Rául Castro:

Los comunistas jamás han sido reconocidos por su creatividad. Por lo tanto, el que haya estudiado bien sus métodos de desinformación, campañas de difamación e utilización de extranjeros ha de reconocer que las supuestas reformas de Raúl Castro siguen detalladamente el modi operandi de sus predecesores.

En 1921 con Rusia Soviética en condiciones desastrosas, Vladimir Lenin y sus compañeros comenzaron su campaña llamada la Nueva Política Económica (NPE) para normalizar relaciones con los países occidentales y atraer inversiones extranjeras. Lenin explicó que la meta de dicha contradicción con el marxismo era la de reenforzar el comunismo con el dinero de los capitalistas. El había declarado que los extranjeros, particularmente los occidentales, eran tontos, avariciosos y útiles. Tuvo razón…

 

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Tania C. Mastrapa

About the Author:

Tania C. Mastrapa is a Research Professor at The Institute of World Politics (IWP) in Washington, D.C. She is the founder of Mastrapa Consultants, a firm specializing in claims on property confiscated by the current Cuban regime. She also advises prospective foreign investors in Cuba to avoid trafficking in confiscated property. Dr. Mastrapa speaks frequently throughout North America and Europe on property restitution and privatization and has published extensively on post-Communist property reform, looted artworks, transitional justice and exile studies. She previously served as the Vice President of Cuban Cultural Heritage (CCH) and as Secretary of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE). Dr. Mastrapa is a contributor to the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research (SFPPR) and writes the blog No Trespassing for the Journal of Property Rights in Transition for which she is also the Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Mastrapa was educated at Boston College, Carroll School of Management (B.S.), Tufts University, The Fletcher School (M.A.L.D.), and University of Miami, Graduate School of International Studies (Ph.D.).

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