Miguel Díaz-Canel Is The New President Of Cuba
For the first time since 1959, someone that does not have the last name Castro that will govern the Republic of Cuba.
Raul Castro has decided to step down as the president at the age of 86. It is now law that the President of Cuba can only serve two 5-year terms which turns out to be 10 years total.
Prior to becoming the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel was the vice president to Raul Castro. In fact, he was the first vice president of the Republic of Cuba. Miguel Díaz-Canel is faced with some extreme economic issues in Cuba and a lack of opportunities. Some people debate how much power Díaz-Canel will truly have as president. Raul will still be the head honcho of the Communist Party.