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What does the future hold for Cuba?

Audio

Aired 4/19/09

Why did Fidel Castro turn over power of Cuba to his brother Raul? Host Tom Fudge speaks with professors Emily Edmonds and Ariana Hernandez-Reguant to get their thoughts on what's happening in Cuba. Is Fidel Castro dead? If so, what does this mean to the communist government that has ruled the island nation for the past 47 years?

"Details About Castro's Health Remain Secret," New York Times

Guests:

  • Emily Edmonds is a political science professor at the University of San Diego. Her research focuses on the politics of Latin America.
  • Ariana Hernandez-Reguant is an anthropologist and media studies professor at UCSD. She has written extensively on the arts and culture of revolutionary Cuba.

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