Diaz-Canel’s rise in the ranks has not been a gradual process. He has spent nearly 30 years rising through the ranks of the Cuban government, Andrea Rodriguez said in anarticle for ABC. Diaz-Canel is generally favored in Cuba.
Russia has agreed to cancel Cuba’s $30 billion debt. The debt was a huge obstacle in two countries’ relationship, and the cancelation has allowed them to further their alliances, according to an article in the Havana Times. Lines of credit have been reopened for Cuba, and the two countries have begun collaborating in a range of fields, including things such as defense, education and oil.