It took Jon Lee Anderson five years, two of them living in Cuba, to finish his book: Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life (Grove Press, 2010). He was able to research in Fidel Castro’s archives and to interview Aleida March, the widow of Che Guevara. In his view, he portrays all Cuban leaders, and describes Raul Castro as an assassin.
Undoubtedly, Jon Lee Anderson, a well-known reporter of The New Yorker, is probably one of the best experts of Cuba’s reality. Spanish newspaper El Mundo interviews him about the future of the island after the death of Fidel Castro. Some excerpts here:
“The physical disappearance of Fidel leaves Cuba without its patriarchal figure and without the mythological dimension of the Revolution. From now on, Cuba will be more like the other modern societies: lots of Economy, little Mystics”.
"The course is already traced. Raúl will resign in 2008 as president in favor of his dolphin, Guillermo Diaz Canel, and he will become first secretary of the Communist Party”.
“Economic reforms in the island will depend on which policies Donald Trump is going to promote from the White House. If Trump decides to revert the politics of distension started by president Obama, things in Cuba can get much worse in economic terms”.
Read the whole interview with Jon Lee Anderson in El Mundo website (in Spanish).