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Miguel Diaz Canel

Not Your Grandma's Cuba: A New Day in the Caribbean

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

While many Cubans welcome change, any transition faces daunting challenges. Can Cuba liberalize commerce without inviting the staggering inequality endemic to Latin America? And can the state relinquish total power without sacrificing high quality, free public services?

No Man Is an Island (Fidel Castro Turns 87)

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 10.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

Unlike Mao in China and Stalin in the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro seems comfortable with his planned succession

Cuba: The Beginning of the Post-Castro Era

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Arturo Lopez Levy

In the next five years, the central challenge facing Cuban leaders is to have the audacity, creativity and self-confidence to accelerate economic reforms, without losing control of the ongoing political liberalization.

Cuba's New Number Two: Will He Survive or Get Stuck in 'The Honey of Power'

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The ascension of Miguel Diaz-Canel, to the vice presidency of the Council of State has followed a well-known script, easily detected by analysts and the curious for months.

Cuba's Octogenarian Leaders Hand-Pick a Successor... and No One in Cuba Pays Much Attenion

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The designation of the number two man in the Cuban nomenklatura has probably been more commented on and discussed outside the Island than inside.

Is This The Man To Lead Cuba After Castro?

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

HAVANA -- Miguel Diaz-Canel has five years to get started and a lot of work to do. The man tapped as Cuban President Raul Castro's chief lieutenant a...

Castro Era To End In 2018

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

HAVANA -- It's been more than 54 years since someone not named "Castro" led Cuba, and it will likely be five more. But now islanders and exiles alike...