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Sweig: Castro’s Temporary Power Handover A “Significant Moment for Cuba”

Interviewee: Julia E. Sweig
Interviewer: Carin Zissis
August 1, 2006

The staunchly anti-American Cuban leader Fidel Castro temporarily ceded power to his brother Raul this week while he recovers from gastrointestinal surgery. Julia E. Sweig, senior fellow for Latin America studies and author of Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground discusses the first break in Castro's forty-seven years in power. The event marks a historic moment for the region and a vulnerable time for U.S.-Cuba relations, says Sweig.


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