President Raul Castro giving a speech during the opening of the seventh Congress of Cuban Communist Party (PCC) at Convention Palace in Havana, on April 16, 2016. President Raul Castro vowed Saturday never to pursue "privatising formulas" or "shock therapy," setting the tone for the congress. Photo: AFP President Raul Castro giving a speech during the opening of the seventh Congress of Cuban Communist Party (PCC) at Convention Palace in Havana, on April 16, 2016. President Raul Castro vowed Saturday never to pursue "privatising formulas" or "shock therapy," setting the tone for the congress. Photo: AFP
President Raul Castro giving a speech during the opening of the seventh Congress of Cuban Communist Party (PCC) at Convention Palace in Havana, on April 16, 2016. President Raul Castro vowed Saturday never to pursue "privatising formulas" or "shock therapy," setting the tone for the congress. Photo: AFP

Raul Castro delivers grim progress report on Cuba’s much-needed reforms

President Raul Castro giving a speech during the opening of the seventh Congress of Cuban Communist Party (PCC) at Convention Palace in Havana, on April 16, 2016. President Raul Castro vowed Saturday never to pursue "privatising formulas" or "shock therapy," setting the tone for the congress. Photo: AFP President Raul Castro giving a speech during the opening of the seventh Congress of Cuban Communist Party (PCC) at Convention Palace in Havana, on April 16, 2016. President Raul Castro vowed Saturday never to pursue "privatising formulas" or "shock therapy," setting the tone for the congress. Photo: AFP
President Raul Castro giving a speech during the opening of the seventh Congress of Cuban Communist Party (PCC) at Convention Palace in Havana, on April 16, 2016. President Raul Castro vowed Saturday never to pursue "privatising formulas" or "shock therapy," setting the tone for the congress. Photo: AFP
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