Cuban leader Raúl Castro, right, raises the arm of Cuba's new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, after he was formally named by the National Assembly in Havana on April 19, 2018, to a five-year term.  Díaz-Canel, who turns 58 Friday, was the only candidate for the presidency.
Cuban leader Raúl Castro, right, raises the arm of Cuba's new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, after he was formally named by the National Assembly in Havana on April 19, 2018, to a five-year term. Díaz-Canel, who turns 58 Friday, was the only candidate for the presidency. Handout/AFP/Getty Images
Cuban leader Raúl Castro, right, raises the arm of Cuba's new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, after he was formally named by the National Assembly in Havana on April 19, 2018, to a five-year term. Díaz-Canel, who turns 58 Friday, was the only candidate for the presidency. Handout/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump should engage Cuba’s new president, not leave policy to Marco Rubio

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Opinion: Fabiola Santiago

Fabiola Santiago

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Columnist Fabiola Santiago was born in Cuba. She was exiled to the U.S. in 1969 on one of the historic Freedom Flights. She has been a Herald reporter, editor and opinion writer since 1980.