On the island, Cubans are watching the US election as if it were their own

On the island, Cubans are watching the US election as if it were their own
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel addresses the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 24, 2018. - Li Muzi/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS

MIAMI — Even with a potential hurricane on Cuba’s doorstep, the dominant issue on the island is the U.S. presidential election. With increasingly broader access to the internet, Cubans are staying informed on what’s happening in their neighboring country, which they say may largely determine their own future.Cuban economists and others have followed the election almost minute by minute, reflecting the importance of relations with the United States, which have suffered since the election of Donald Trump.Pedro Monreal, an economist who favors changes in the island’s Soviet-styled economic model,...

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