What's happening in Cuba?

with Professor Antoni Kapcia

Emeritus Professor of Latin American History and former Director of the Centre for Research on Cuba, University of Nottingham; Canning House Associate Fellow

In the first edition of The Canning Brief, Professor Antoni Kapcia explains the factors contributing to recent unrest in Cuba, and reflects on the country's first three years under President Miguel Díaz-Canel's leadership.

WATCH: Professor Antoni Kapcia explains the four factors he sees as key to recent unrest in Cuba.

  • What's happening in Cuba?
  • What does it mean now, and into the future?
  • What are the key takeaways?

READ: Professor Antoni Kapcia reflects on three challenging years for President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Cuba.

When Díaz-Canel was elected president by Cuba’s National Assembly to succeed Raúl Castro (February 2018), he was still relatively unknown, especially outside Cuba. Respected among his peers and Cuba’s leaders for his record in the Las Villas and Holguin provincial levels of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), as efficient, effective, reliable, and evidently committed to both the Revolution’s ongoing project and Raúl Castro’s reform programme, most Cubans knew him simply as Minister of Higher Education from 2009...

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