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Raul Castro Brings Cuba Closer to Democracy

Rick676 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 7:34 AM
I guess that's why they risk sharks and drowning, let alone capture, by floating over here on anything they can lay their hands on. Interesting concept you present.

Earlier this morning news broke that Cuban President Raul Castro would be retiring at the end of his current term, set for 2018. For the first time in over 54 years Cuba will be led by someone other than a Castro, as Raul selected Miguel Diaz-Canel, a 52-year old professor to serve as the country’s vice-president.

The Associated Press reports that Cuban exiles are skeptical that the news will result in any change in the country’s communist ideology:

""It's no big news. It would have been big news if he resigned today and called for democratic elections," said Alfredo...