By Matt Kwong
For decades in Cuba, the chants of “Viva Castro!” backed one bloodline, famously uttered even by former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau in 1976. Soon, there may be a different cry in Cuba’s streets: “Viva Diaz-Canel!
Cuba’s next president won’t be a Castro for the first time in nearly 60 years, ending an era in which the island’s revolution has been presided over by a generation of charismatic guerrilla leaders with a longtime personal affinity for Canada’s Trudeau family.
Power will likely be turned over to a plainspoken moderate, ushering in a delicate period of diplomacy between Canada and the Communist-led island.
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