Fidel Castro wants to know why everybody's not equal under the Revolution. HAVANA: Fidel Castro said Wednesday the island's communist system has become plagued by "irritating inequalities and priveleges" that have left the poor bitter and angry.
Turning a more critical eye on Cuban life than he has since falling ill and giving up power almost a year ago, the 80-year-old Castro said in an essay published in state-run newspapers "we are not a consumer society."
Bue he bemoaned that some Cubans use foreign currency senf from relatives abroad or brought to the island by tourists to set up illegal sources of profit. This while they continue to enjoy ration cards, free housing and health care and other social services. "We are not a consumer society". Hmm, call me crazy, but that could be it, right there.