Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fidel Castro Resigns

Breaking news on the Drudge Report, CNN and Fox News, Fidel Castro says he will not return as President of Cuba. No immediate details posted yet, but it is known the ailing dictator has been suffering from ill health for some time.

As details emerge, what news will this be for Cuban citizens? Will they regain the freedom they lost when Castro's hordes overthrew Batista in 1959?

Will refugees throughout South Florida celebrate and return to see families they left behind?

In the meantime, unless his replacement is his brother Raul, reportedly more ruthless than Fidel, this is hopefully good news for Cuba.

BBC reports on this historic event. According the BBC report, Castro wrote in a letter,

"I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the Council of state and commander in chief."

CNN reports, Castro resigns as president, state-run paper reports

Reuters reports, Fidel Castro stepping down as Cuba's leader,
"To my dear compatriots, who gave me the immense honor in recent days of electing me a member of parliament ... I communicate to you that I will not aspire to or accept ... the position of president of council of state and commander in chief."

From the Miami Herald, Fidel Castro resigns

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