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Havana, April 19 (IANS) Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba’s 57-year-old first Vice President … National Assembly delegates cheered, the Cuban state TV reported. In his … the Cuban revolution at a key historic moment”. He said that CubaCuban people. He also said that there was “no room in CubaContinue reading
Havana, April 19 (IANS) Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba’s 57-year-old first Vice President … National Assembly delegates cheered, the Cuban state TV reported. In his … the Cuban revolution at a key historic moment”. He said that CubaCuban people. He also said that there was “no room in CubaContinue reading

Raúl Castro dio a conocer este jueves que piensa abandonar el cargo de primer secretario del Partido Comunista en 2021 y dejarlo también al ahora presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, Miguel Díaz-Canel.

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HAVANA (CBS News/AP) – A … correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports from Havana that many on the island … . In the U.S., Cuban exiles and Cuban-American leaders see this as … between the United States and Cuba. Facing biological reality but still … Continue reading
HAVANA: A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba … a little better." Most Cubans know their first vice president … or dissent. International observers and Cubans alike will be scrutinizing every … and free markets, and assured Cubans that no fundamental changes were … Continue reading
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… Castro and Cuba’s President Raul Castro stands in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The Cuban government on … ) Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally named Cuba’s new president on Thursday … Continue reading
El cambio en el gobierno de la Isla resumido en algunos titulares de la prensa internacional. Continue reading

Sin sorpresas, Miguel Díaz-Canel se convirtió este jueves en el primer cubano sin apellido Castro en ocupar la silla del presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros en la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular.

Por primera vez también, Raúl Castro se sentó parte de la sesión en una silla de diputado raso, aunque en primera fila, junto a su segundo en el liderazgo del Partido Comunista, José Ramón Machado Ventura.

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… convention centre in a leafy Havana suburb to announce the results … reforms. (Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters) Cubans hope the next government can …  Jose Luis Gomez, waiter in Havana On the economic front, he … currencies have legally circulated in Cuba at multiple exchange rates, distorting … Continue reading

Montaner analiza el nombramiento de Miguel Díaz-Canel como sucesor del general en la presidencia del Consejo de Estado cubano.

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Miguel Díaz-Canel, un ingeniero electrónico de 57 años, relevará este jueves a Raúl Castro en la Presidencia de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, mientras el régimen, liderado por la misma familia durante seis décadas, trata de garantizar la supervivencia.

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HAVANA: An era will end in Communist-run Cuba on Thursday when President … congress in 2021. For many Cubans, struggling with economic hardships, the … convention centre in a leafy Havana suburb to announce the results … has reduced staffing at its Havana embassy to its lowest level … Continue reading
A two-day session of Cuba’s National Assembly one-chamber parliament … of the State Council. The Cuban Constitution says the State Council … for Cuba. It was on April 19, 1961, that the Cuban Armed … of power took place in Cuba only on one occasion, in … Continue reading
HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat will … or dissent. International observers and Cubans alike will be scrutinizing every … offered lengthy explanations of why Cuba’s single-party politics and socialist … and free markets, and assured Cubans that no fundamental changes were … Continue reading
HAVANACuba’s current first vice president, … of the Politburo of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), the communist … won the Cuban Revolution still holding high office in Cuba’s Council … proposed candidacies, as per regular Cuban electoral rules. The National Election … Continue reading
… likely succes­sor PHOTO REUTERS HAVANACuba’s Raul Castro was just … Trump and Cuba has few allies in the region. “Most Cubans, especially … convention centre in a quiet Havana suburb. The legislators then cast … government. Cuba calls its political processes democratic. However, many ordinary Cubans say … Continue reading

El anuncio del nuevo Consejo de Estado será este jueves puro trámite. A menos que, contra lo que habitualmente ocurre, la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular revoque a ciertos candidatos y surjan nuevas propuestas para la membresía de dicha instancia, algo poco probable.

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… picture released by Cuban website CubaDebate.cu shows Cuban President Raul Castro … succeed Castro as president, in Havana on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 … ;AFP/Getty Images) HAVANA — The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old … offered lengthy explanations of why Cuba’s single-party politics and socialist … Continue reading
… in Cuba; Steve Harrigan has the latest updates from Havana, Cuba. The Cuban government … and waning revolutionary fervor among Cuban youth attuned more to global … invasion defeated by Cuban forces in 1961. As in Cuba's … , R-Fla., who is Cuban-American. "Today, the Cuban regime has named a … Continue reading
Cuba's President Raul Castro, right, and Diaz-Canel, left, at Havana … for his state visit in Havana. As Cuba's president, he … 's sandwiches' in Havana. Cuba has nearly 600,000 private … changes to Cuban economic policy, for example, or to Havana's … Continue reading
By: Reuters | Havana | Published: April 18, 2018 10: … Havana, Cuba. (Source: AP Photo / File) Miguel Diaz-Canel was proposed in Cuba … conservatives despite desire among young Cubans for faster development. He is … a convention center in a Havana suburb. Castro became president in … Continue reading
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Cuba's legislators erupted in applause Wednesday morning as Raul Castro entered the hall in a dark suit, accompanied by Miguel Diaz-Canel, his expected successor. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
La victoria de Bahía de Cochinos que este 19 de abril celebran los castristas es pírrica comparada con la derrota de “Rectificación de errores y tendencias negativas” Continue reading
… in Havana, Cuba, Dec. 21, 2017. (Irene Perez/Cubadebate via AP) HAVANACuba … . The president and vice-president of Cuba and other national leaders will … Osvaldo Dorticos was president of Cuba during Fidel Castro’s time … beside the man who led Cuba’s revolution, forged its single-party … Continue reading

Finalmente se han cumplido los pronósticos, Miguel Díaz-Canel ha sido nominado a presidente del Consejo de Estado, lo que lo convertirá en el sustituto de Raúl Castro en la cabeza del Gobierno.

Como primer vicepresidente ha sido propuesto Salvador Valdés Mesa, un exdirigente sindical que era hasta ahora uno de los cinco vicepresidentes cubanos.

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HAVANA –  Raul Castro's time … come to Cuba with heavily regulated tour groups. Many Cuban entrepreneurs have … go to Cuba for the purpose of supporting the Cuban people, a … their time in Cuba in activities organized by the Cuban government. That … Continue reading
… Castro is stepping down from Cuba's presidency, but he … former guerrilla remains head of Cuba's Communist Party, a … members do debate important issues. Cuba's single-party system gives … coordinate activities for nearly every Cuban child and student. Workers are … Continue reading
… , the associate director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International … introduced some market reforms to Cuba’s state-run economy and secured … the previous administration. For most Cubans, the biggest concern is the … planned market reforms, and many Cubans say they're struggling … Continue reading
… possible new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel. HAVANA –  Cuba's National Assembly will … in nearly six decades. The Cuban National Assembly has generally met … Osvaldo Dorticos was president of Cuba during Fidel Castro's … done nothing to change that. Cuba's constitution does, however … Continue reading

Por primera vez desde 1976, una persona que no ostenta el apellido Castro ocupará la presidencia del país. ¿Pero quién realmente tendrá el poder? Este vídeo te lo explica.

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By Patrick Oppmann CNN HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) -- For the first … in the running, Cuban government officials say. Instead, Cuba's first … to Cuban government officials, plans to move to Santiago de Cuba, the … anniversary of the Cuban government victory over CIA-trained Cuban exile forces at … Continue reading

When Fidel Castro officially retired in 2008 he left his brother Raúl not just a ruinous economy, but one that was also severely distorted, and almost unmanageable.

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… access for Cubans, but tight controls still exist on Cuba's … the island. The US and Cuba restored diplomatic ties in 2015 … of Cuba, CNN's Patrick Oppmann, who has lived in Havana … look from inside, as Cuba and Cubans adapt to long-awaited changes. See … Continue reading

A pocos días de la fecha anunciada por Raúl Castro para entregar la Presidencia del Consejo de Estado y de Ministros, una legión de obreros apareció en sitios de la capital, en lo que se ha apreciado como una "tarea de choque": reparar, pintar, embellecer y limpiar.

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Un estudio demoscópico realizado por el Observatorio Cubano de Derecho Humanos (OCDH) en las tres principales regiones de Cuba en marzo de este año arrojó "el fracaso económico del general-presidente (Raúl Castro) tras diez años en el Gobierno".

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Cuando apenas restan días para que el general Raúl Castro cumpla la promesa de ceder su cargo como jefe de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, para la sociedad civil en la Isla todavía resulta impreciso quién podría ocupar la oficina en palacio, más allá de las especulaciones y del debate suscitado entre la prensa independiente.

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La mayoría de los pronósticos de analistas y medios de prensa señalan al primer vicepresidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, como más probable sucesor de Raúl Castro en la Presidencia de Cuba; sin embargo, el Gobierno no ha dado ninguna señal clara de quién será el que ocupe ese puesto.

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Era joven, delgado, de pelo largo y andaba en bicicleta saludando a los vecinos. Por su personal estilo de dirigir su provincia tenía popularidad. Así recuerdan en Villa Clara a Miguel Díaz-Canel, primer vicepresidente cubano y el hombre al que analistas y prensa señalan como más probable sucesor de Raúl Castro en la Presidencia, aunque el Gobierno no ha dado ninguna señal que permita certezas.

Pasó más de una década desde sus inicios en Santa Clara y ahora Díaz-Canel parece otra persona: canoso, serio, de muy pocas palabras y con escasa visibilidad pública.

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Sea quien sea el nuevo presidente de Cuba a partir del próximo 18 de abril, enfrentará grandes retos. La vivienda, el transporte y la alimentación son los más graves problemas del ciudadano común en Cuba. Sin embargo los grandes retos del nuevo presidente parecen ser otros.

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guaracha by the Cuban duo Los Compadres must be playing after the 8th Summit of the Americas in the ears of Raul Castro and the dictatorial elite's throng of opportunists andoppressors. The guaracha went: "Como cambian los tiempos, Venancio, qué te parece…" (How times change, Venancio, how about that...")

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