February 28, 2013

Cuba Can't Wait Five Years for Big Changes

Andy Gomez, Miami Herald

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Is Cuba really changing?

This past Sunday we witnessed what we had not heard one of the Castro brothers say in almost 54 years: Come 2018 neither one of them will be in power.

Raúl Castro announced to the Cuban National Assembly that this would be his last term ruling Cuba. Watching him closely was his brother Fidel who has become a symbol of the past.

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