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CGTN America: Alana Tummino on Cuba's New President

Friday, April 20, 2018

As of April 20, Cuba has its first non-Castro president in nearly 60 years as Raúl Castro steps down and Miguel Díaz-Canel takes the helm of the Communist country. What can we expect from former Vice President Díaz-Canel? Speaking on CGTN America's The Heat, AS/COA Senior Direct of Policy and head the Cuba Working Group Alana Tummino said, "The real challenge will be how this president can work to maintain Cuba's socialist economic model, which will mean to implement real economic, and some political, reforms if it wants to stay solvent and sustainable." Díaz-Canel is expected to continue to build out the series of pending lineamientos, or economic reforms, Castro initiated in 2010.