After Fidel

Less than two weeks before Fidel Castro’s 80th birthday, the favorite political parlor game in Washington is speculating about just what a post-Fidel Cuba is going to look like. It’s hardly a new game, but the temporary power handoff to his brother Raul this week has everyone wondering how and when the Fidel era will ...

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Less than two weeks before Fidel Castro's 80th birthday, the favorite political parlor game in Washington is speculating about just what a post-Fidel Cuba is going to look like. It's hardly a new game, but the temporary power handoff to his brother Raul this week has everyone wondering how and when the Fidel era will end. In an effort to wade through all the swirling rumors about succession plans and fleets of fleeing Cubans, FP spoke with former CIA analyst and author Brian Latell, whose book After Fidel is one of the few in-depth portraits of Raul and men who could follow in Fidel's footsteps. Check it out.  

Less than two weeks before Fidel Castro’s 80th birthday, the favorite political parlor game in Washington is speculating about just what a post-Fidel Cuba is going to look like. It’s hardly a new game, but the temporary power handoff to his brother Raul this week has everyone wondering how and when the Fidel era will end. In an effort to wade through all the swirling rumors about succession plans and fleets of fleeing Cubans, FP spoke with former CIA analyst and author Brian Latell, whose book After Fidel is one of the few in-depth portraits of Raul and men who could follow in Fidel’s footsteps. Check it out.  

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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