Preparing for life after Castro’s death

Preparing for life after Castro’s death
The University of Miami — in coordination with the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys and a slew of nonprofit groups and local, state and federal agencies — has completed what officials say is the most comprehensive plan ever put together in Miami to prepare for the critical days following the death of Cuba’s communist leader, who will turn 80 this year.

The greatest fear among the planning organizations is another mass migration along the lines of the Mariel boatlift in 1980 or the 1994 balsero crisis. Much of the report is dedicated to planning for such an event, such as assigning a county official as the point person and assigning specific tasks to deal with migrants.

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  1. After visiting Vietnam, I am optimistic that the rampant capitalism will develop in Cuba as well.

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