DW's Brent Goff talks to Jorge Duany of the Cuban Research Institute in Miami about the power handover in Cuba
For the first time since the 1959 revolution, Cuba's new head of state will not answer to the name Castro. Miguel Diaz-Canel takes on a country facing many challenges. Andreas Knobloch reports from Havana.
Analysts say little will change as Miguel Diaz-Canel takes over the presidency in Cuba. The country's economy is in desperate need of reform and US-Cuba relations are on the rocks after a brief honeymoon.
US President Donald Trump has announced restrictions on American travel to Cuba and a clampdown on US business dealings. But he stopped short of cutting the diplomatic relations restored by President Obama in 2015.
The reverse shift in US policy towards Cuba could hit US businesses that have poured into Cuba since 2014. But will it have the desired effect of pushing Havana towards political reform?
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