D.D. Guttenplan and Katrina Vanden Heuvel
For the first time in history, the president of Cuba sits down with a US outlet to share his thoughts on the future of Cuban socialism, the US blockade, and the economic difficulties facing the island nation.
Cuba continues to face great challenges, and many problems remain to be solved. Yet it’s clear that Díaz-Canel is leading a renewal of the Cuban Revolution in a process that seeks to face many complex challenges by empowering local leaders.
The US hoped the protests in Cuba would overthrow Cuba’s government. That didn’t happen. Talking to average Cubans on the island reveals why: Despite criticisms of the government, many Cubans want to further the revolution, not scrap it.