Diaz-Canel takes over from Castro in Cuba

By Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta
Updated April 19 2021 - 5:04pm, first published 4:58pm
Miguel Diaz-Canel (L) has taken over the leadership of Cuba's Communist Party from Raul Castro (R).

Cuba's ruling Communist Party has elected President Miguel Diaz-Canel to succeed Raul Castro as party first secretary, the most powerful position in the country, on the final day of its congress.

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