Cuba has formally announced Miguel Diaz-Canel as the country's new president. The 57-year-old father of two was elected president of Cuba on April 19 after Raul Castro, who led the country for 10 years, stepped down. During his nine-year spell in charge of the province of Villa Clara, Diaz-Canel demonstrated a progressive stance on social issues, allowing Cuba's first gay nightclub to remain open. Since then, he has advocated pro-LGBT legislation and anti-discriminatory clauses in the new labour code.
April 19 / Al Jazeera