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Cuban dissidents Oscar Espinosa Chepe and Miriam Leiva: Political, economic implications

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Dissidents: Cuba's Priority Is Economics, Not Politics

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Dissidents: Cuba's Priority Is Economics, Not Politics

Cuban dissidents Oscar Espinosa Chepe and Miriam Leiva: Political, economic implications

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Melissa Block speaks with two Cuban dissidents in Havana, Cuba, about Fidel Castro's official resignation and what it might mean for the future of Cuba.

Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a Cuban independent economist and journalist, was arrested and sentenced to 20 years. His wife, Miriam Leiva, is a journalist and founding member of Ladies in White, an opposition movement in Cuba that involves the spouses of jailed dissidents.

Both Espinosa Chepe and Leiva say Castro's resignation was expected by the public, and that it provides an opening for some changes. But, they say, economic changes are more important to the Cuban government than political changes.

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