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Cuba holds 6th Communist Party Congress

04-16-2011 08:34 BJT

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Cuba's Communist Party plans to chart a new economic and social course for the country at its 6th Party Congress which begins this weekend.

Cuba's Communist Party gathers April 16th to 19th, to consider major free-market economic reforms, and to elect a new leadership. The 1,000 delegates in attendance will approve reforms proposed by Cuban leader Raul Castro.

Castro plans to reduce the size of the state-own enterprises and expand the private sector while maintaining central planning and control.The proposals call for the eventual lay off of 20 percent of the state-run enterprise workers. These measures were first announced in last September and began to be implemented in the following month.

Police watch a truck carrying an April 1961 photograph of Cuba's leader Fidel Castro jumping from a tank, left, near the Bay Of Pigs, during rehearsals for an upcoming parade commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs in Havana, Cuba, Thursday April 14, 2011.(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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