The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

Next year will be a decisive one for Cuba. Raúl Castro plans to step down as leader of the communist island in 2018, at the end of his second-five term. Raúl, who was himself unanimously voted president in 2008, plans to continue the regime’s tradition of nondemocratic transfers of power by installing Cuba’s Vice-President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the Island’s next maximum leader. With less than a year left with Raúl in power, it is time to take a closer look at the heir to the Castro brothers’ dictatorship. At 56 years old, Díaz-Canel is considered …

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