Miguel Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuban leaderMonday, April 19, 2021
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) – Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday replaced Raul Castro as leader of the Cuba and its all-powerful communist party, the party announced, ending six decades of Castro rule.
"Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez was elected first secretary of the central committee of the Communist Party of Cuba," officials said on Twitter as the transfer of power was rubber-stamped by a party congress. Castro, 89, now enters retirement.
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