On 24 February 2018, H.E. General Raul Castro (DOB 3 June 1931), President of the Republic of Cuba, will be replaced by the First Vice President of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, H.E. Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez (DOB 20 April 1960).
This will be the first time in fifty-nine (59) years that the Republic of Cuba will have a head of state and head of government whose family name is not Castro.
The date 24 February has significance to the Republic of Cuba and for the United States:
24 February 2013, H.E. General Raul Castro is elected to a 2nd term as President of the Republic of Cuba.
24 February 2008, H.E. Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz retires as President of the Republic of Cuba.
24 February 1996 was the date when two United States civilian aircraft were shot down by aircraft operated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba (FAR); four individuals die.
24 February 1976 was the date the Republic of Cuba adopted its constitution.
24 February 1895 was the beginning of Cuba’s War of Independence.
H.E. General Raul Castro
H.E. Miguel Diaz-Canel
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