While the Liberal revolutions of Eastern Europe were able to take advantage of resentment for national minorities (such as the Armenians of Karabakh, the Baltic, the Slovenes and Croats, etc.), Cuba, even though it is a melting pot of races, it is nationally homogeneous. A week that Fidel turned his 65 years occurred Yanayev coup in Moscow (19 August 21, 1991), failing, produced a counter-reaction. Those years must have been terrible for Fidel because he saw as it disintegrated its Soviet sponsor. This was their main buyer of sugar and other products and their suppliers of hydrocarbons, machinery and other goods. His comrade Daniel Ortega lost power in 1990 and since then the sandinistas have not returned to govern Nicaragua.
Despite its isolation, Castro avoided an Eastern Europe type uprising since his main opponents were outside the island and to the majority of the population compared their standard of living with the rest of Latin America that was under strong settings. While the monetarists argue that such reforms were essential to ensure growth type Chile, as is true that then they initially produced in many parts companies and unemployment, closures panorama that Fidel showed as a bad example to the Cuban people. The rotation of Castro during 30 years (from 1961 to 1991) the great mentor of Castro was the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). He castrated supported the Kremlin when it invaded Prague 68, 81 Poland and Afghanistan 89, and also when it collided with Mao. The destruction of the Communist Party was a tragedy for his Cuban disciples. Castro refused to soften the Communist Party’s monopoly. Not even left some other parties to co-habit with their own, Chinese type. During the glasnost (openness) and Perestroika (restructuring) of Gorbachev, Castro refused to liberalize their economic regime, although Yes it was allowing private investment. Castro could have followed the model of Angola, Mozambique and Ethiopia, who had Marxist parties Leninist who remained in power with the support of his troops or officials. Gavin Baker has much experience in this field.