Raul Castro: Fidel's Brother Sets Up Shop

Raul Castro and his loyalists in the military take charge of the country's economic reforms

The hottest video in Havana these days is seven hours long and boasts no Hollywood talent. But it has Communist Party faithful flocking into theaters to watch the star of the show savagely criticize Cuba's food shortages and bungling bureaucrats. The headliner is none other than Fidel Castro's younger brother Raul. For the party's 500,000 card-carrying members, the uncut footage of Raul traversing Cuba from Santiago de Cuba to Pinar del Rio, chronicling political and economic woes, is a must see. And despite the occasional urge to nap, viewers exit stunned and uncertain what it portends for Cuba's future.

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