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Cuba after Castro
Aired 4/22/2004

In January 1959, Fidel Castro rode triumphantly into Havana after successfully ousting Fulgencio Batista. Forty-five years later, Castro still rules with an iron hand. The United States maintains a controversial embargo on trade and travel to Cuba. Life for Cubans is becoming increasingly desperate. Now 77 years old, Fidel Castro is the world’s longest-ruling head of government and the leader of one of only four remaining socialist countries. He boasts that the Cuban socialist state will survive him. Will it? Is anyone waiting in the wings? What - if anything - should the US be doing now to help foster democracy?
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  Mark Falcoff
    Resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and the author of Cuba: The Morning After
  Juan Lopez
    Visiting scholar at the University of Chicago’s Center for Latin American Studies and the author of Democracy Delayed: The Case of Castro’s Cuba

Originally Aired: 1/8/2004

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