When Raul Castro accepted a five-year, and final term as Cuba’s president Sunday, he reached out to a young, obscure politician, appearing to select him as his heir-apparent.
The old guard in Cuba continues to be defeated by time and age, with the latest official to fall Cuban Defense Minister Julio Casas Regueiro, who died of a heart attack Saturday at the age of 75. There was little reaction in South Florida’s exile community.
Cuban music icon Pablo Milanes is finally coming to Miami. Milanes helped found Nueva Trova, a form of political folk music that emerged following the Cuban revolution and went on to gain worldwide fame.