Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Castro Resigns: What next for Cuba?
49 years after having overthrown the corrupt Batista regime Fidel Castro today resigned. Although he had handed leadership (temporarily) to Raul Castro in July 2006a letter in the official state paper, Granma, stated:
"I communicate to you that I will not aspire to or accept ... the position of president of council of state and commander in chief."
So, although not wholly unexpected, it is still a surprise.
I would be very interested in views as to what you think this means for Cuba in the short-term and, in the case of his eventual death, what the future holds for Cuba.