Minister Signals Social Spending Cuts
December 21, 2009
HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 21 – Cuba's Minister of Economy Marino Murillo
announced in his speech to the Cuban parliament a reduction in "social
spending since the economy can not withstand its substantial amounts,"
"Experiments are being carried out and work is going on in others to
lighten the burden for the state in some services provided," Murillo
The Cuban government has said that health and education programs would
try to reduce spending without affecting the quality of the free services.
Minister Signals Social Spending Cuts – Havana Times.org (21 December 2009)