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-DATE-
19880724
-YEAR-
1988
-DOCUMENT_TYPE-
REPORT
-AUTHOR-
F.CASTRO
-HEADLINE-
CASTRO CITED ON PERESTROYKA, RECTIFICATION
-PLACE-
CUBA
-SOURCE-
PARIS AFP
-REPORT_NBR-
FBIS
-REPORT_DATE-
19880726
-TEXT-
Castro Cited on Perestroyka, Rectification

PA2407151488 Paris AFP in Spanish 1349 GMT 24 Jul 88

[Report by Bertrand Rosenthal and Alfredo Munoz-Unsain]

[Excerpt] Havana, 24 Jul (AFP)--Foreign visitors ask why perestroyka has
not reached Cuba and they get a response:  It is a Soviet remedy for Soviet
ills and Cuba has its own medicine:  the process of rectification of
errors.

President Fidel Castro has issued the prescription:  The Cuban revolution
"is not obligated to copy anything from anybody," and since it is at the
doors of "imperialism," it cannot commit "strategic errors" such as "using
capitalist methods" in socialism.  According to the Cuban leader, "problems
must also be resolved with honor, morals, and principles."

According to a formula of the late Ernesto Che Guevara, which was
reinstated as a basis of the process of rectification of errors, the human
being "is not only moved by economic elements; his communist awareness must
also be stimulated."  [passage omitted]
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