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Raul Castro Cuba's New President

Headline: Raul Castro Takes Over as Cuba's New President

Following Fidel Castro's resignation last week, Cuba's National Assembly has named Fidel's brother, Raul, to be Cuba's new president. Yesterday, the National Assembly that is Cuba's 614-member legislature cast secret ballots to choose the 31-member Council of State, which acts as the Assembly when it is not in session. The vote included Raul Castro's new job.

Raul Castro conspired with his brother to plan the 1950's uprising that sparked the Cuban revolution, and installed Fidel Castro in power cementing the first communist nation in the Western Hemisphere.

Though Fidel Castro's daughter, who opposes her father's regime, thinks that her uncle taking charge ensures more of the same, Raul Castro once told reporters, "Is there going to be a transition here toward something? Yes, toward a better form of socialism and — here's something you'll like — toward a more democratic society."

I don't know, but I think it would be pretty hard to start a job like this at 76. . .


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mandy_frost mandy_frost 8 years
"I don't know, but I think it would be pretty hard to start a job like this at 76. . ." haha; now you know one big reason I'm not voting for McCain
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
M3 - Just your basic lollygagging!
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Us, schnanagins? Never.
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
You got it! :dance: :dance: I knew you could do it!
mymellowman mymellowman 8 years
What kind of schnanagins are you two up to?
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Hilary and Barack!
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Ah come on cabaker! Guess! It is more fun that way!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Cine - Who are they?!
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 8 years
My brother and I have a conspiracy theory that Fidel is already dead. When was the last time you heard of a dictator retiring?
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
"I'm very curious to see what a "better form of socialism" is..." Cabaker, I know two people in this country who could answer this question for you.
omilawd omilawd 8 years
Hahah, "-- here's something you'll like --" I wonder if he used a bit of a wry tone there. :P
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
gigill he'll be around long enough, dictators don't die it's the good ones that die young.
gigill gigill 8 years
He's pretty old, so who's next in line? I doubt he'll be around long.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I'm very curious to see what a "better form of socialism" is...
karmasabitch karmasabitch 8 years
Good point, mymellow :ROTFL:
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
:rotfl: mymellow. Raul should be on his knees thanking God his brother is sick.
mymellowman mymellowman 8 years
Well, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia moved towards Democracy, so this should work out well for Cuba......
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