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Cuba's Transition: New Day or More of the Same?
Council of the Americas held a private, off-the-record discussion with Dr. Brian Latell on developments on the island.
Cuba's recent leadership transition is historic, but what does it mean? Does it signal an opportunity for real political and economic liberalization, or a continuation of Cuba's trajectory under the Castros?
Dr. Brian Latell, among the foremost observers of Cuban leadership, briefed COA members in a private discussion on both the individuals who formulate Cuba's policies and the broader leadership trends they signify.
During his 35 years of service in the CIA and the National Intelligence Council, he advised White House and other ranking U.S. officials and members of Congress on Latin American developments. He teaches, lectures, consults, and writes, especially on Cuba and foreign intelligence matters. He has frequently advised U.S. and foreign government policy making organizations and leaders, including presidents and ministers.