We want to know what you think will happen next in Cuba now that Raul Castro has stepped aside. And, we want to look back at this poll in two years to see if we all got it right.
El Capitolio, La Habana. Photo: Jonah Elkowitz

Last week Raul Castro stepped down as the leader of the PCC (Partido Comunista de Cuba/Communist Party of Cuba). It is the first time since the 1959 Revolution that a Castro is not leading the island nation. 

But, that’s not news. You know all of that. 

The big question that everyone’s asking now is, “what happens next?” 

There’s a lot of apathy and low expectations on the island. We saw this two years ago on the day that Diaz-Canel was elected as the country’s president. Nobody seemed to care. We were there and it was just business as usual because the Cuban people anticipated… business as usual.

In the face of an economic contraction and food shortages, the COVID-19 crisis and the recent San Isidro Movement are things different now? Will Biden take steps to engage with Cuba during this period of transition? Will Biden take steps to engage at all?

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Honestly, nobody knows anything right now.

But, we want to know what you think. And, we want to look back at this poll in two years to see if we all got it right. (All responses are anonymous.)

What’s Next Now That Raul Castro Has Stepped Down?

(Cover photo: Jonah Elkowitz)

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El Capitlio, La Habana. Photo: Jonah Elkowitz

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