Being the sock puppet president for a socialist dictatorship might impress your mom, but it does little to impress anyone else. No one really took Miguel Diaz-Canel seriously when he was named “president” by the Castro dictatorship. A year later, he is being taken even less seriously.
Diaz-Canel’s image deteriorates among opinion leaders in the region
A poll of Latin American opinion leaders measuring the approval ratings of heads of state in the region shows a deterioration in the perception they have of Miguel Diaz-Canel.
Ipsos on Thursday published the results of a poll taken in June of high-profile media opinion leaders in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and other countries in Central America and the Caribbean.
In the case of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel’s approval rating declined from 23% in November of 2018 to 18% this summer.
Currently, the Cuban leader has a disapproval rating 66% among the most informed and influential people who shape public opinion in the region. 16% of those surveyed had no opinion of him.
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