17 November 2010
The Cuban Monetary and Financial Jigsaw Puzzle
The 2008-09 balance of payments crisis and a succession of errors in economic policies have resulted in new monetary and financial complications in the Cuban economy, to be added to the costs and distortions of currency duality. In order to do away with the dual currency and overcome financial imbalances, monetary policy must devalue the two domestic currencies. Cuba’s banks are facing a systemic liquidity crisis with no lender of last resort to help them out of it.
© 2010 Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
Pavel Vidal Alejandro