• Successor to Raúl Castro promises no ‘capitalist restoration’
  • Miguel Díaz-Castro, 57, is first non-Castro to lead Cuba in 60 years

Cuba’s new president has promised to modernize the country’s economy and make the government more responsive to its people, even as he pledged to uphold the values of the country’s socialist revolution.

Miguel Díaz-Canel was sworn in as president on Thursday, becoming the island’s first leader without the Castro surname for the first time in almost 60 years.

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