[Marxism] Shuffling the deck chairs in Cuba
pieinsky at igc.org
Tue Mar 3 16:21:52 MST 2009
Let's hope not. So what do people know about the replacements? Perez
Roque was the person always pointed to as the main man in the next
generation of Cuban revolutionaries when the issue was brought up about
who would succeed Fidel et al. This is where Walter might actually be
helpful if we were still on the useful (and had a modicum of critical
distancing from the official Cuban line).
> Raul continues his consolidation of power. Carlos Lage and Felipe Perez Roque have been demoted from their positions in the council of ministers and foreign affairs, respectively. This follows the decline in influence of Ricardo Alarcon. As with Deng's out-maneuvering of Hua Guofeng, whatever reforms occur or don't occur in the coming years, we'll be able to refer back to incidents of political machination such as this.
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