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January 16, 2007
The Future of Cuba
Spanish newspaper reports Castro faces "very grave
Sociology experts available to comment on the
future of Cuba.
The Spanish newspaper, El Pais, is reporting that Cuban
leader Fidel Castro has suffered a serious infection and faces a "very grave
prognosis." Castro has not been seen in public since he underwent surgery in
July of last year. As questions about his health are raised, there is
speculation about the future of Cuba and the Cuban people.
sociologists Lisandro Perez, Founding Director of Florida International
University's Cuban Research Institute, Orlando Rodriguez, Director of Fordham
University's Hispanic Research Center, and Ruben Rumbaut, a member of
ENCASA/US-Cuba, a group of Cuban-American scholars and artists, have been
monitoring developments in Cuba and are available for interviews and comment.
For more information, contact Sujata Sinha at 202-247-9871 or via email
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