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Miguel Díaz-Canel holding hands with his wife Lis Cuesta, talks to voters on March 11, 2018. Photo by Ramón Espinosa / AP.

A new time

Like many of you, I also spent hours in front of the TV set watching Miguel Díaz-Canel’s election as the new president of our country. For most of the Cubans, it was undoubtedly a historic moment. Raúl Castro kept his … Continued

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Cuba waits for answers and changes

This week a new political cycle has started in Cuba marked by the arrival of the presidential change and the retirement of Raúl Castro as Head of State. In the United States some opine that it will be a mere … Continued

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A wall in Havana. Photo: Ramón Espinosa / AP.

Three questions about the new presidency in Cuba

It is difficult to foresee the sign of upcoming times for Cuba. The majority of the stories circulating about the recent “change of power” on the island do not see a factor of radical change in the brand-new government, with … Continued

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Díaz Canel: 15 quotes from his first speech

In his first public address as Cuba’s Head of State, Miguel Díaz-Canel gave a speech confirming that his presidency will be marked by continuity. He fundamentally spoke of the Cuban Revolution and the legacy of its leaders, and used phrases … Continued

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The road to the Cuban presidency

For a Cuban citizen, in theory and according to the laws in force, to become the country’s president – or of the Council of State, the official post according to the Constitution of the Republic – call it as you … Continued

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Who is Díaz-Canel, the new President of Cuba?

He was a young, long-haired slim official who used to ride his bike greeting neighbors and because of his personal style of leading his province he was as popular as a local rock star. A decade went by since then … Continued

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Miguel Díaz-Canel. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / AP.

Díaz-Canel is the new president of Cuba

The forecasts were right. Cuban First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel was officially nominated to the presidency of the Council of State and of Ministers of Cuba, which confirms him as Raúl Castro’s successor. The Assembly already approved the nomination and … Continued

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Juan Valdés Paz: “Poverty is not recognized in the official discourse” (I)

  In a few hours Cuba will wake up with a post Castro government. It wasn’t because of Washington, which except for a direct invasion by its legions, tried it all; nor was it Moscow’s tragedy; nor the domestic mistakes; … Continued

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What is the Cuban’s system of government?

Part of the State’s theory uses the concept of form of State to cover the organization and functioning of the political power apparatuses in society. This concept would in turn be made up by the form of government, the political … Continued

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Voting at an electoral college in Havana. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / EFE.

Cuba’s elections in numbers

The official results of the elections in Cuba are already known. According to data published on Monday the 19th, during the election day of March 11 a total of 85.65 percent of the registered voters on the island cast their … Continued

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