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A Post-Castro Cuba

Luis Duno-Gottberg

A Post-Castro Cuba.

By Luis Duno-Gottberg and Greg Thielemann

The elections that will be held in Cuba on April 19 undoubtedly represents the most important election since 1979 — for the first time in nearly 60 years, someone from outside the Castro family will lead the country. Although the change at the top of the Cuban regime may not constitute a radical change in the political system, the symbolic significance of a post-Castro era cannot be overstated, write the authors in a new post for the Baker Institute Blog: