On Friday, March 3rd, the Dialogue welcomed Director and Deputy Director of Cuba Posible, Roberto Veiga and Lenier Gonzalez, and a small group of Latin America policy experts for a discussion on social and political trends in Cuba. The discussion focused on upcoming leadership dynamics in Cuba and the role of young people in the future of the island.
Veiga and Gonzalez commented on notable shifts in Cuban political consciousness and economic empowerment. These shifts have contributed to a lively conversation in Cuba regarding potential reforms in 2018. Cuba Posible sees great potential for increased cooperation and dialogue between civil society, the Cuban government, and the Cuban people.
This month the two most important political events occurred in Cuba since Raúl Castro became president four years ago – the announcement of plans to release 52 political prisoners and Fidel Castro’s first major public address since he fell ill in late 2006.