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  • Analysis: Castro successor lacks charisma but is experienced manager

    02/25/2013 6:19:00 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 25, 2013 | Marc Frank
    When Cuban President Raul Castro named former engineering professor and long-time Communist Party insider Miguel Diaz-Canel as his first vice president and potential successor on Sunday, he chose managerial skills over flair. Diaz-Canel, 52, is the youngest non-military man to come so close to the pinnacle of power in Cuba since the Castro brothers took power in 1959. He was appointed first vice president on Sunday at a meeting of the National Assembly where Castro also announced he would step down in 2018 at the end of his second five-year term as president. Diaz-Canel would step into the presidency if...
  • ‘The Rats Below’ The New Powerful Documentary by Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton

    04/22/2005 1:17:40 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 1 replies · 426+ views
    GUARACABUYA ^ | 4/22/05 | Alex Molina and Sarah Mckiver, reporting from Ireland
    Our personal thanks to the filmmaking team Blazquez and Sutton, for the honor, of sending us one of the first copies, of such a powerful and skillfully presented documentary. This film exposes ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company) as one of the North American companies involved intrusively and extensively in the case of the child Elian Gonzalez. This documentary showed us, with the dedicated procedures of a forensic investigation, the hows and the whys of the intervention of the above mentioned company in this case, its economic interests, the political liaisons, and the manipulation at the highest levels of the American...