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Communism: is the Long March over? (part 2)

"The Cuban system no longer works for Cuba." These are Fidel Castro’s word to The Atlantic, an American newspaper. The last living symbol of the old Communist world doubts communism still works. At the age of 83, after illness and handing over the reigns of power to his brother Raúl, Fidel Castro has come to a conclusion that his faithful followers might find hard to take.

 

A debate with Mark Owen and guests
 
Jim COHEN, Professor of political Sciences at Paris VIII University and Lecturer at the IHEAL (l'Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique Latine)
Francis PISANI, Former correspondant for Le Monde in Latin America
Jose AZEL, Senior research associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and author of Mañana in Cuba: The Legacy of Castroism and Transitional Challenges for Cuba (by phone from Miami, USA)
 
 
Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats

 

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 1)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 2)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Where will it end? Venezuela's downward spiral (part 1)

Where will it all end in Venezuela? This Wednesday sees a day of duelling demonstrations with mass rallies by the opposition after several weeks of sometimes deadly protests....

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2017-04-19 Nicolas Maduro

Where will it end? Venezuela's downward spiral (part 2)

Where will it all end in Venezuela? This Wednesday sees a day of duelling demonstrations with mass rallies by the opposition after several weeks of sometimes deadly protests....

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2017-04-18 Brexit

The Future of Europe: High-stakes vote in France (part 2)

Five days before the French vote, Theresa May has sprung the surprise of a snap general election in June to shore up support for the Conservatives. What happens if she gets her...

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