To The PointFrom NPR’s To The Point:
Cuba: A Country for Old Men
Like other dictatorships, the leaders of Cuba face a new generation impatient for less repression and economic freedom. But computers, cell phones, Facebook and Twitter are in short supply in Cuba, as is information about what’s happening elsewhere in the world. In 2008, Raul Castro took the Presidency of Cuba from his ailing brother, Fidel. Prior to last week’s first Communist Party Central Committee meeting in 14 years, Raul promised economic reforms and what he called “systematic rejuvenation” of Party leadership. But Fidel Castro’s chosen successors are as old as he is. What do they mean by economic “modernization?” Is democracy on their radar screen? What’s President Obama’s view of the US embargo?
Ann Louise Bardach: ‘Without Fidel’
Mauricio Claver-Carone: Cuba Democracy Advocates
Ted Piccone: Brookings Institution
David Wallechinsky: AllGov.com
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