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Goodbye Fidel, Hello Raul

Not that this wasn’t defacto the situation for a little over a year and a half now, but Fidel just made it official it seems:

Castro resigns as president, state-run paper reports
(Morgan Neill, CNN)

Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president of Cuba and commander-in-chief of Cuba’s military on Tuesday, according to a letter published in the state-run newspaper, Granma.

Castro, 81, temporarily handed power to his younger brother Raul Castro in July 2006 after undergoing intestinal surgery. He hasn’t been seen in public since his surgery, but he has appeared in numerous videos and photos in state media.

The announcement of Castro’s resignation appeared just before 3 a.m. on the Web site of the state-run newspaper.

(via Fark)

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