Cuba’s new heir apparent has work cut out for him

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Vice President of the Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, Commander of the Cuban Revolution Ramiro Valdes, right, and Ricardo Alarcon, outgoing parliamentary president, attend the opening session of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2012. Cuba’s President Raul Castro tapped rising star Diaz-Canel, 52, as the country's vice-president Sunday. Diaz-Canel has risen higher than any other Cuban official who didn't directly participate in the 1959 Cuban revolution. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has five years to get started and a lot of work to do.