Castro Won't Cling to Office

A Cuban television news anchor read a letter on the air today from Fidel Castro that promises not to cling to office or impede the rise of new younger leaders according to this report on CNN.

The letter says that…

My basic duty is not to cling to office, much less to obstruct the rise of younger people, but to pass on experiences and ideas whose modest value arises from the exceptional era in which I lived
Fidel Castro

What is left unsaid is that if you don’t vote for the man that Fidel wants your ass will be jailed or worse for being a traitor to the regime.

I went to check out my source for anything related to Castro and Cuba, Babalu Blog and all he really has up right now is a link to the FOX News story which doesn’t say a whole hell of a lot either. Right now we are all just left hanging in the wind wondering if this means that he will be retiring, when, and what power he will wield afterward. I just don’t see him handing the reigns of power completely over to anyone that isn’t his puppet.

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