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Raul Castro Brings Cuba Closer to Democracy

Stan306 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 8:25 PM
What the crab apple... Cuba is moving closer and we are moving further away.

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...