WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Reforms in Cuba

Over the past few years, the Cuban government has initiated a gradual but important process of reform. These changes include economic reforms that are moving a significant portion of the population out of the public sector and into private employment. At the same time, Cuba has made a number of modest social and political changes, including loosening restrictions on travel abroad, releasing over 100 political prisoners in 2010, and allowing religious and civil society groups to carry out previously prohibited activities.