Cuba’s Communist Party Congress closes, re-elects Raul Castro

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Cuba's Communist Party Congress closes, re-elects Raul Castro

Cuba’s Seventh Communist Party Congress closed Tuesday with the island nation’s aging leadership unchanged and no details of any new economic or political reforms.

The historic leader of the revolution, Fidel Castro, was also there and gave what many saw as a farewell speech.

CCTV America’s Michael Voss reports.

Cuba\'s Communist Party Congress closes, re-elects Raul Castro

Cuba\'s Communist Party Congress closes, re-elects Raul Castro

Cuba's Seventh Communist Party Congress closed Tuesday with the island nation's aging leadership unchanged and no details of any new economic or political reforms. The historic leader of the revolution, Fidel Castro, was also there and gave what many saw as a farewell speech. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports.

The Congress did discuss a new five-year plan and further changes to its economic model.

So far, no details have emerged but no one is expecting any radical reforms while the older generation remains in power.


Arturo Lopez Levy on Cuba Party Congress

CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Arturo Lopez Levy about Cuba Party Congress. He is a former political analyst for the Cuban government, and co-author of the book Raul Castro and the New Cuba: A Close Up View of Change.

He’s currently a Lecturer at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley.

Arturo Lopez Levy on Cuba Party Congress

Arturo Lopez Levy on Cuba Party Congress

CCTV America's Mike Walter spoke to Arturo Lopez Levy about Cuba Party Congress. He is a former political analyst for the Cuban government, and co-author of the book Raul Castro and the New Cuba: A Close Up View of Change. He's currently a Lecturer at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley.