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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Opinion: Is Cuba entering another ‘Special Period’?

While the regime in Havana has successfully transitioned to a younger team with a new constitution, Cuba’s economic situation looks increasingly dire. Funding and petroleum from its main sponsor, Venezuela, has run dry, and Washington has ratcheted up sanctions. Can the Cuban regime weather the storm again? And if so, at what cost to the country’s people?

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