Ricardo Alarcón is a veteran of the Cuban revolution. A one-time student leader, Alarcón is a long-time public voice for the government and considered an elder statesman of the regime.
He has held the post as president of the national assembly in Cuba. His influence and prominence are based not only on his longevity but also on his keen analysis of the United States. Alarcón spoke about the Cuban people, U.S.-Cuban relations and the promise of Barack Obama.
Peter Eisner interviewed Alarcón, and Ara Ayer shot the interview.