Cuba: A Country for Old Men

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Like other dictatorships, the leaders of Cuba face a new generation impatient for less repression and economic freedom. But computers, cell phones, Facebook and Twitter are in short supply in Cuba, as is information about what's happening elsewhere in the world. In 2008, Raul Castro took the Presidency of Cuba from his ailing brother, Fidel. Prior to last week's first Communist Party Central Committee meeting in 14 years, Raul promised economic reforms and what he called csystematic rejuvenation" of Party leadership. But Fidel Castro's chosen successors are as old as he is. What do they mean by economic "modernization?"  Is democracy on their radar screen?  What's President Obama's view of the US embargo?

Credits

Guests:
Ann Louise Bardach - editor-at-large for Los Angeles Magazine - @albardach, Mauricio Claver-Carone - Cuba Democracy Advocates, Ted Piccone - Brookings Institution - @piccone_ted, David Wallechinsky - International Society of Olympics Historians - @westwood1sports

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal