The FAR and the Politics of “No Transition”: But Who Else?

  • Hal Klepak
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)


The official position of the Cuban government is that there will be no transition, and thus there will not be any “transition government” either. This is not to say that Cuban officials do not understand that Fidel will in fact die or be incapacitated at some time in the future. Despite dozens of jokes to the contrary, Fidel of course will die and someone will take his place at the helm of the Cuban state. This is well understood by Cuban officials even if they very rarely think of this matter in terms of anything approaching immediacy even in 2005, the year of his seventy-ninth birthday.1


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