RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel replaced Raúl Castro as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC, the only legal party) on Monday, on the fourth and last day of the 8th Congress of the political party.
Along with Raúl Castro, 89 years old, other historical leaders such as the current number two of the party, José Ramón Machado-Ventura (90), and Comandante Ramiro Valdés (88), as well as Marino Murillo, considered the "czar" of the economic reforms initiated a decade ago, left the PCC leadership.
For the moment . . .