Sunday, February 24, 2013

A heartbeat from the Cuban presidency?

The Cuban parliament on Sunday named Raúl Castro to another five-year term and chose former education minister Miguel Díaz-Canel as his top deputy.
Castro, 81, said he wouldn't seek another term in 2018, making it likely that someone outside the Castro family would lead the country for the first time since 1959.
Díaz-Canel, 52, was appointed a vice president of the Council of Ministers in March. According to his biography:
  • 1982 - He graduated as an electrical engineer.
  • 1985 - He joined Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces.
  • April 1985 - He began teaching at the Central University of Las Villas.
  • 1987 - He began working at the Union of Young Communists while continuing to teach, then went on take part in an internationalist mission to Nicaragua.
  • 1989 - He continued working at the Union of Young Communists.
  • 1993 - He was elected first secretary of the Provincial Committee in Villa Clara.
  • 2003 - He was elected to the same position in Holguín province. He was named to the Communist Party's political bureau that same year. Raúl Castro praised his "ideological firmness."
  • May 2009 - He was appointed minister of higher education.
  • March 2012 - He was named vice president of the Council of Ministers.

Below are photos of taken of Díaz-Canel and other Cuban leaders attending July 26 events in 2010 and 2011.

From 2010

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From 2011


Unknown said...

el unico sobreviviente de la ujotace de robertico robaina. no se "embriago con las mieles del poder".

alongthemalecon said...

buena observación...