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Thursday, March 27, 2008

BREAKING: (sort of) Raul Castro Becomes Cuba's Leader


HAVANA - Nearly 50 years of rule by Fidel Castro ended in Cuba on Sunday as parliament chose his brother Raul to replace him - a transition that leaves the island's communist system unshaken.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

HAVANA (AP) - Nearly a half century of rule by Fidel Castro was ending Sunday as Cuban lawmakers chose his replacement - widely expected to be his younger brother Raul.

The transition was not likely to bring a major shift in policies of the communist government that have put it at odds with the United States. But many Cubans were hoping it would open the door to modest economic reforms and improvement in their daily lives. [...]

Some are "hoping" for "change" but Fidel has said previously not to expect that. We shall see in the months ahead.