Havana, Cuba – On Monday, Cuba saw Captoro for the first time without Castro since Raul and his brother Fidel descended the Sierra Maestra in 1959 and forced the dictator Fulgencio Batista into exile.
Raul, one of the last surviving members of this “historic generation”, said he would resign as the most powerful first secretary during the 8th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) in Havana starting Friday.
The 89-year-old left the country lined up for food, covered by the cornvirus and the economic impact of U.S. sanctions, and showing growing signs of dissent.
Patria y Vida (Homeland & Life) has released a new song Patria & Murte (Homeland or Death) slogan and can be heard in taxis and on the streets: “It’s over, it’s 622 [years] It hurts. Its message – enough is enough – used the original slogan to get enough response from the authorities. It was not very popular.
And yet, Ra রাl continues to abandon his own terms, in the midst of a congress that unites under the banner of “Continuity and Unity”. He began economic and political reforms that – until the coronavirus disaster – at least according to local economists, to turn the state’s rusty ship around.
It is widely believed that he will replace 0-year-old Miguel Dodge-Canel, who succeeded him in a slightly lesser role as president in 2018.
“No one knows what’s coming,” said Ada Ferrer, a Cuban-born historian who is an American historian. “Knows no one knows what it will be like to not move this Castro family to the center of Cuba in 0 years.”
Raউলl Castro succeeded his brother Fidel in 2008 after failing to become president, first as president and then as the first secretary of the Communist Party in 2011. Until then he led the army, his brother’s most loyal and loyal enforcer and adviser.
Surprisingly for one who, in the words of George Duani, director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, “first radicalized the Cuban revolution, even influenced Fidel to embrace Marxist-Leninism”, was far more interested in the so-called market than his brother.
As in the 1970s, according to Raুসl’s 20-year-old secretary, Defender Jesus Renzoli, Raউলl was pushing for market reform in his argument with Fidel. These beliefs came into effect at the Sixth Party Congress in 2011, when 311 economic reforms were introduced, when the state began to shrink, creating a new class of self-employment to fill the gap.
Raul added that the time has come to take the new generation revolution forward by introducing a two-term limit for leadership in 2011. A new constitution was drafted and voted on in 2019. At first it seemed liberal – the introduction of equal marriage – had beaten the system under pressure from the newly empowered Church.
Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2013 undermined Ralph’s most notable achievement, the respect for the Obama administration that flooded the U.S. audience. Trump re-amended V0-year-old American sanctions, effectively ending any tourism on the island, before completing the COVID-19 work.
According to Cuba’s own statistics, the economy fell 11 percent in 2020, and imports fell 40 percent.
Cuba’s failed farms can’t feed its population of 11 million, so rows of six hours and more have been created to buy chickens, medicines and other necessities. The number is now on the rise, with CVDID gaining a foothold at Christmas, after the virus was removed in 2020, despite Cuba’s health system being run by everyone.
In the midst of this crisis, Miguel Dodge-Canel will resign, if confirmed as party chief. Michael Bustamante, author of Cuban Memory Wars, says, “Looking at the problems inherited and the challenges he faces, I don’t think his position is enviable.
At first glance, the Daza-Canel appears built-in, which was far from Castro. With much of the world leaning towards the masses, Cuba will be led by a nervous-looking electrical engineer in Gayabera, a iryu men’s shirt – a bureaucratic fairy tale.
Yet those who knew him first for his previous role as regional party chief, first in his own province of Villa Clara, then formerly in Holguin, said he was funny, charming and cheerful. Very few signs of that surge have been seen.
“There’s so much emphasis on continuity in trying to clearly telegraph to the outside world that you know, ‘I’m not Mikhail Gorbachev, he didn’t guess much about his point of view,'” Bustamante said. What exactly the hit country wants.
It remains to be seen whether a new idea emerges at the April 15-18 Congress that will certainly be celebrated after the country develops its own two vaccines, Soberana 2 and Abdala, both now in late-stage testing in Cuba by foreign medical brigades and the work they do in poorer parts of the world. Going will have his appreciation.
Rafael Hernandez, the Havana-based editor of the social science journal Thamas, says he expects three major changes under a new party leader: the expansion of private businesses beyond mom and pop restaurants and self-employed taxi drivers, more autonomy for Cuban state industries, and decentralization of power in the provinces.
“This is especially challenging because we are in the middle of an economic crisis, an epidemic, a political transition,” he says. “But there’s no reason for it to be slow.” I’m referring to this with a friend who laughs at the idea that it’s possible to be slower.
Raউলl Castro has made it clear, he has expressed a desire to leave with others from the historical generation. He says it is wrong to give leadership a chance to age.
As Raul retires in Santiago, it looks like his deputy, Jose Ramen Makhado, the 90-year-old second secretary, will also be visiting him. Like other octogenarians and nonjanarians in the leadership structure, their political future is unclear.
Of course, Raoul will not only be tried in the last ten years, but in the full swing of the revolution. Duani mentions the sad aspects – that the roll with Gule was initially credited with being “hanged by political enemies”. He added that the credit for “building a military and police state” could be given to Roll.
As small but significant protests continue in both Havana and Santiago, he continued to question whether Daisy-Canel would resort to state protection. Speaking of Raoul, he clarified his plans for 2018: “I will be one more soldier to defend this revolution.”