April 7 -- Last month's shifts in the top echelon of the Cuban government only further demonstrated the revisionist line that Cuba's so-called Communist Party has pursued in the last several decades.
The purpose of the changes are intended to communicate a message to the imperialist world, namely the United States and Europe, that Cuba is making changes in order to attract foreign investment in order to booster its weak, state-capitalist system.
The capitalist reforms that have taken place since Raul Castro assumed executive control over the state, enjoys the support of Fidel Castro. The March "purge" in Cuba was an attempt by the Castroite revisionists to pave the way for more liberalization in the Cuban economy, at the expense of the Cuban people.
The initial reforms, announced by Raul in February 2009, demonstrated that the path for genuine socialism has been largely abandoned. The unequivocal nature of Cuban revisionism doesn't bother to even pretend to mask itself in socialist rhetoric; when he openly admitted in February that his vision of "socialism" was markedly more "liberal."
Indeed, even the enemies of the Cuban revolution have noted that the ascension of Raul Castro would likely open up new opportunities for exporting capital into the country.