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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (L) and former president Raul Castro attend the May Day rally at Revolution Square in Havana on May 1, 2018.
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Cuba: Post-Castro Transition May 16 Event

In April, Miguel Díaz-Canel became the 19th President of Cuba and the first in over 40 years who was not a member of the Castro family. This appointment—not election—of a new Cuban president raises a number of important questions about the future and stability of the regime. In a post-Castro era, Cuban politics will likely change, though the direction and magnitude of those changes remains to be seen.

On May 16, Hudson Institute hosted a panel to explore these issues and discuss the possibility of a democratic transition on the island. Panelists will include Eduardo Ulibarri, a Costa Rican journalist, diplomat, university professor, and international consultant; Hector E. Schamis, a teacher at Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies and Democracy & Governance Program; and Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, senior fellow and director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Latin American Studies.

Speakers

Eduardo Ulibarri Speaker

Costa Rican journalist, diplomat, university professor, and international consultant

Hector E. Schamis Speaker

Center for Latin American Studies and Democracy & Governance Program, Georgetown University

Ambassador Jaime Daremblum Speaker

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Hudson Institute

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