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Thursday, March 27, 2008

BREAKING!! Castro Steps Down


The details are sketchy but initial reports say that Fidel Castro has stepped down as President of Cuba.

details follow.....Lew Waters from Right In A Left World beat me...

BBC now reporting:
Cuba's ailing leader, Fidel Castro has announced he will not return to the presidency in a letter published by official Communist Party paper, Granma. [...]
ABC chiming in. So is Al-Reuters.

Michelle Malkin (why is she up at this hour?) chimes in as well. A commenter at MM's place said that Castro is dead. Gonna be a busy day in Cuba and Miami.

NY Times:
[...] "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 -- I repeat not aspire to or accept -- the positions of President of Council of State and Commander in Chief," Castro said in the statement published on the Web site of the Communist Party's Granma newspaper. [...]
CNN catching up.

Ace now reporting. The Jawa Report. Fox News. And, for your entertainment (HT to Jawa), the classic "Oh my God, they shot Fidel" video here.

DAMN! The whole world just woke up!

ONN, another NYT piece, an update at BBC (no he ain't dead yet), WSJ, WaPo,

From WaPo: [...] Raul Castro, Cuba's long-standing defense minister, has run the country since July 31, 2006 as acting president. He has raised expectations of economic reforms to improve the daily lot of Cubans, but has yet to deliver. [...]

Miami Herald: (home of Little Havana)
[...] But the United States, bent on blocking Fidel Castro's plans for his younger brother to succeed him, built a detailed plan in 2005 for American assistance to ensure a democratic transition on the island of 11.2 million people after his death. [...]
Keep an eye out on the comments section of this publication above!

MSLSD just woke up, as did CBS...

CBS - all hail to the hero tyrant! Morons.
[...] Over the decades, the fiery guerrilla leader reshaped Cuba into a communist state 90 miles from U.S. shores and survived assassination attempts, a CIA-backed invasion and a missile crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Since his rise to power on New Year's Day 1959, Castro resisted attempts by 10 U.S. administrations to topple him, including the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. [...]
Matt Sanchez, and Huffington Post,

[...] Nevertheless, Fidel's retirement opens up a possible new dawn for Cuba, if a velvet revolution' could occur.
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