Miguel Diaz-Canel is the current president of Cuba. He first got involved in politics as a member of the Young Communist League in his early 20s. All while teaching engineering, Diaz-Canel worked his way to becoming the organization’s second secretary at the age of 33.
In 2003, Miguel Diaz-Canel was on the Politburo, executive committee of the Cuban Communist Party. Soon he became Cuba’s first vice president and became the righthand man to Raúl Castro in 2013 where he was groomed to succeed Castro.
Canel was finally appointed Prime Minister of Cuba in 2018 and continued much of the work of Castro and is expected not to relinquish his position until his successor vows to do continue his work.