At the age of 90, Fidel Castro’s brother is retiring. Miguel Diaz-Canel, 60, must succeed him at the end of the Communist Party Congress, the only party on the island.
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In a few days, no Castro will assume power in Cuba. The Communist Party Congress, which opens on Friday, April 16th, must end six decades of brother rule over brothers, which now leaves room for a new generation. After the death of Fidel Castro in 2016, the soon-to-be 90-year-old Raul Castro, who handed over the wand to Miguel Diaz-Canel, retires, opening a history page of the island and its residents, almost all of whom did not. I knew no other ruling family than the family of the famous revolutionaries.
Several hundred one-party delegates, from all provinces, meet for four days in the capital, Havana, to discuss major issues in the country. The meeting began, with closed doors, 60 years after the day after Fidel Castro proclaimed the socialist character of the revolution. It will be broadcast at least partially on TV. Miguel Díaz-Canel will be appointed to the position of the new First Secretary, the most important position in Cuba, on Monday, the last day of the conference.
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