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Castro's daughter says Cuba will resemble China

Alina Fernandez, the estranged daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, said she does not expect much to change in Cuba soon after her father’s death.

She considers her uncle Raul Castro an ardent communist. Raul Castro has taken over the Cuban government as his brother’s health deteriorates.

Fernandez talked about Cuba's future with reporters after she spoke to about 200 people in the student union today at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus. Her talk was part of the college’s Hispanic Heritage Month program. Fernandez wrote the 1997 book Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir.

Fernandez said that she has heard reports that Cuba might liberalize its economy. But she thinks the country will resemble China more than a Western democracy.

"I don’t see any changes for tomorrow," she said.