Cuba's dictatorship is about the same age as those in the Middle East and North Africa, and it's an economic disaster. But when Fidel Castro's old cronies got a new lease on leadership last week, the next generation did not rise up in protest. We find out why. Also, NATO strikes directly at Libya's Gadhafi, and gold and silver as hedges against the dollar.
Banner image: Former Cuban president Fidel Castro (L) listens to his brother Raul, Cuban President and new First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, during the final session of the 6th Cuban Communist Party Congress, on April 19, 2011 at the Convention Palace in Havana. Photo: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images
Ann Louise Bardach