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Castro at ANPP on Advantages of Socialism
Havana Radio Rebelde Network
BRS Assigned Document Number:    000014411
Report Type:         Daily Report             AFS Number:     FL2007141189
Report Number:       FBIS-LAT-89-139          Report Date:    21 Jul 89
Report Series:       Daily Report             Start Page:     2
Report Division:     CARIBBEAN                End Page:       3
Report Subdivision:  Cuba                     AG File Flag:   
Classification:      UNCLASSIFIED             Language:       Spanish
Document Date:       19 Jul 89
Report Volume:       Friday Vol VI No 139


City/Source of Document:   Havana Radio Rebelde Network

Report Name:   Latin America

Headline:   Castro at ANPP on Advantages of Socialism

Source Line:   FL2007141189 Havana Radio Rebelde Network in Spanish 1800 GMT 19
Jul 89

Subslug:   [By Gisela Bel Heredia]

1.  [Text] The only thing that can solve the problems of society is socialism,
said Commander in Chief Fidel Castro during remarks he made at the Fifth
Regular Session of the Third National Assembly of the People's Government
[ANPP] which has concluded in the Palace of Conventions. The commander in chief
referred to several programs developing in different spheres throughout the
length and width of the country.

2.  [Begin Castro recording] That is one advantage of socialism. The advantages
of socialism are truly tremendous if one wants to take advantage of them.
[pounds on table] I think that some of these programs that we have been
mentioning--interest circles, schools, agromarkets, central markets [mercado
concentrado], terminals--are all inconceivable in capitalism.

3.  If socialism has all these advantages, then why not take advantage of them?

4.  [Words indistinct] the plans that Lazaro [Lazaro Vazquez, first secretary
of the Communist Party of Cuba, PCC, in Camaguey Province] is developing in
Camaguey. Lazaro is principally responsible for those programs there, 60 cattle
processing centers a year, 300 cattle processing centers in 5 years. He is also
responsible for another 100 complete installations in Ternero and Novillas, as
well as the towns in each of those cattle industry areas. He is also
responsible for the roads, irrigation plans, genetic centers. How can all this
be done in a capitalist system?

5.  We have a [words indistinct] a number of capitalist mechanisms there
without integrating the plans [words indistinct], plans of that type, plans
such as the ones the people of Santiago de Cuba are carrying out in the pig
industry. These are increases; these are not peasant free markets. The province
of Santiago de Cuba alone will produce three times more pork than the entire
national peasant market produced. [pounds on table] The pork has been produced
economically with the use of food waste and sugarcane by-products. This can
only be done in socialism. [end recording]

6.  The assessment made by the chief of the Revolution proceeded reports by the
provincial assemblies which reflected their principal investments. In reference
to these, Fidel spoke with the presidents [as heard] of Pinar del Rio, Santiago
de Cuba, and Havana City.

7.  At the conclusion of their work, the deputies agreed that Santiago de Cuba
and the Construction Material Industry Ministry should report back to the ANPP
in December.

8.  During their last day of work, the deputies also debated and approved the
progress report given by the Supreme People's Tribunal, the Attorney General's
Office, and the provincial assembly of Ciego de Avila Province.  Other points
on the ANPP agenda included the debate and approval of the Construction
Ministry progress report, as well as the ratification of decree-laws and
Council of State agreements.