Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: Cuba’s Post-Castro Chapter

The regime's historic transition comes just as economic frustration and political dissent threaten to boil over.
Nikita Kataev
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Cuba’s political regime took a step into unknown territory on April 16, when Raúl Castro announced he was stepping down as head of the ruling party. The change comes as the government faces headwinds from an economic crisis worsened by the pandemic, an artist-led protest movement, and a new administration in the U.S. But how much will things really change? Political scientist Javier Corrales joins the AQ Podcast to look ahead at what’s to come. 

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Javier Corrales is a professor of political science at Amherst College and a member of the editorial board of Americas Quarterly.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.  

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