The Heat: Cuba’s new president

The Heat


For nearly 60 years the Castro family ran the island of Cuba. But Thursday, Fidel Castro’s younger brother Raul stepped down.  And Miguel Diaz-Canel, a man born after the 1959 revolution, was elected president by the National Assembly.

CGTN’s Michael Voss reports from Havana.

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To discuss Cuba’s new leadership:

  • Juan Jacomino is the head of the English language service of Radio Habana.
  • Alana Tummino leads the Cuba Working Group at the Americas Society.
  • Gloria La Riva is the coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee.
  • Mark Feierstein served as special assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama.

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