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Dr. Gomez: Is Cuba Really Changing?

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Monday, 11 March 2013 18:48

Dr. Andy Gomez, a Senior Advisor with our Coral Gables, Florida office, published an op-ed today in Carbbean Journal: Is Cuba Really Changing? A few weeks ago, the Cuban Communist Party named what may be a successor to Fidel Castro and Raul Castro. Dr. Gomez talks about this most recent development and what it could mean for changes in Cuba: 

Since taking over power, Raúl Castro has named a number of party faithful to key government positions. Most of them were born after the start of the Cuban revolution. Many Cuba analysts, I included, would agree that we underestimated Raúl Castro's management skills.

We all knew he did not have the charisma and leadership style needed to succeed his brother Fidel. Yet he has proven to be a good strategist by planning and selecting a new breed of Cuban leaders to follow him and Fidel.

In the months to come, we will continue to see more changes and more youthful people continue to be appointed to key positions in Cuba's government. One big challenge this new cadre of leadership faces is how to revive a moribund economy.

You can read Dr. Gomez's entire op-ed at the Caribbean Journal website

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