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Cuban leaders urged to bring in fresh blood

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The Cuban government is being urged to promote a new generation of leaders after the death on Saturday of 75-year-old defence minister Julio Casas Regueiro.

The average age of the leadership is currently 67. The man expected to take over from Casas Regueiro, Leopoldo Cinta Frias, is 70-years-old.

Cuban analysts say 80-year-old President Raoul Castro should instead use the opportunity to promote a younger generation.