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Tuesday, February 19

An Era Passes (?)

It was announced by the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, Granma, that Fidel Castro Ruz, the President of the Council of State and the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Armed Forces, will not seek nor accept those posts at the upcoming Council meeting this weekend.

I heard it about 0330 local on CNN International. Let me summarize.

Fidel Castro has resigned.

His brother Raul will act as interim President until the election, as he has done since Fidel took sick a year and a half or so ago. Whether he will be Cuba's next leader remains to be seen.

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