Cuba’s new leaders will not have a “historical heritage” as a shield for the post-Castro world, scholars say


For the first time in 60 years, Cuba will soon lose its formal daily leadership position.

Raul Castro, the younger brother of the late Fidel Castro, said he was a member of the Communist Party of the country on Friday, hoping that President Miguel Diaz Cannell would take on a dual mission, as the Castro brothers did before him. I confirmed that I would resign from my role as a leader. The 90-year-old young Castro is ready to remain an influential figure on the island, but he probably won’t interfere with everyday governance, New York Times Note.. This means that a new era is imminent as Cuba faces challenges from both the coronavirus and the economic downturn.

Next-generation leadership has the potential to enable more free market activity. This is not a whole new path for Cuba. Raul, who is considered more practical than his brother, began the process of implementing some reforms after Fidel’s death in 2011, but it was slow. There is no guarantee that the new regime will change that — Professor Richard Feinberg of the University of California, San Diego. Said Al Jazeera He considers it the “worst moment” of reform because the government “has no money.”

That said, in the post-Castro world, urgency may dominate the day. Author of Arturo Lopez-Levy, Raul Castro and the New Cuba: Enlarged View of Change Associate Professor at Holy Names University, Said Al Jazeera That is, unlike brothers, their successors need to “exercise power and rely on performance, not historical heritage, as a source of legitimacy.”read more New York Times And Al Jazeera..

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