Life in the Central Havana barrio spills out on the sidewalks and streets. Photo credit: Daniel Winthrop

Views from a Changing Cuba as Raúl Castro Steps Down

As Cuban President Raúl Castro stepped down from office today, Cuba is expected to enter a period of dramatic change. Eager to witness the final days of the nearly six decades of Castro rule in Cuba, my son and I recently visited the island nation. We were provided a view of a communist country marked by profound continuities and changes in Cuban culture, the arts, and technology.