February 26, 2013

Meet Cuba's (Possible) Next President

Steve LeVine, Quartz

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The long-ruling Castro brothers have plucked a bureaucrat from obscurity as their heir-apparent to rule Cuba, and named 2018 as the year of the transition. The country’s new president will be Miguel Diaz-Canel, a 52-year-old life-long party official little known outside the country.

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