Cuba After Fidel Castro
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The paper discusses Fidel Castro's recent surrender of power to his brother, Raul, while undergoing stomach surgery. The paper reveals that this action has fueled much speculation as to Cuba's future. The paper explains that while most experts predict that under Raul's reign there will be increased tensions between Communist hard-liners and moderates, it is unlikely that there will be an immediate and total collapse of Communism. The paper predicts that Cuba will become more pro-Western with closer ties to a free market environment, similar to what seems to be evolving in China. The paper emphasizes that after Fidel's death, communications with the West will most certainly improve, but it is unlikely that there will be any dramatic changes.
From the Paper:"Many experts, such as Terry McCoy, a Latin American studies professor at the University of Florida, believes that a change in leadership may not necessarily mean an immediate end to the Communist nation's current regime (Rigney 2006). McCoy says the question is whether Raul, who is less charismatic and lacks the leadership qualities of Fidel, can hold onto power, but believes the government will survive in the short term (Rigney 2006). According to McCoy, the succession plan "first involves Raul Castro and then a circle of much younger successors, who would run the country through some type of collective leadership.""
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