Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel prepares to vote after his wife Lis Cuesta during a referendum to approve or reject a new constitution. The constitutional reforms maintain Cuba’s single-party political system and centrally planned economy while recognizing private property and small businesses.
Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel prepares to vote after his wife Lis Cuesta during a referendum to approve or reject a new constitution. The constitutional reforms maintain Cuba’s single-party political system and centrally planned economy while recognizing private property and small businesses. Ramon Espinosa AP
Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel prepares to vote after his wife Lis Cuesta during a referendum to approve or reject a new constitution. The constitutional reforms maintain Cuba’s single-party political system and centrally planned economy while recognizing private property and small businesses. Ramon Espinosa AP

Mimi Whitefield has covered Latin America and the Caribbean for more than two decades. The Miami Herald’s former Rio de Janeiro bureau chief and a 2017 winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, she now focuses on Cuba coverage.