Snapshots from Latin America
Many countries head to the polls. All face diﬀerent realities but are united in their disillusion with their political systems and frustrated by corruption.
- Monday, 30 April 2018
First Image: Cuba, Villa Clara, 11 March 2018, the election for the renewal of the Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular, the National Assembly of People’s Power. A tall, smiling, silverhaired gentleman is queuing up with his wife. He is the vice president, Miguel Diaz-Canel. It’s surprising to see a man from the regime’s highest echelons standing in a queue for 20 minutes. In a month, he will be elected Cuba’s ﬁrst president after Raul Castro (almost, as Castro still heads the party), the ﬁrst to be born after 1959.