December 19, 2007

KIND OF LIKE THE USSR DECLARING WAR ON JAPAN AFTER WE BEAT THEM?:

Is Cuba's Castro Cracking?: Fidel Castro announced Monday he might be ready to take a reduced role in leading Cuba, after taking a backseat due to illness for the past year and a half. On Wednesday German commentators mull whether this might be the opportunity Europe has been waiting for. (Der Spiegel, 12/019/07)
In a statement read on Cuban television Monday, Fidel Castro raised the possibility that he might not hold on to the country's top job forever. "My basic duty is not to cling to office, nor even more so, to obstruct the rise of people much younger," the statement read, "but to pass on experiences and ideas whose modest value arises from the exceptional era in which I lived."

Castro-watchers have been confused as ever by the mixed signals from the 81-year-old dictator, who has been sidelined due to illness for the last year and a half. Earlier in December, he was nominated for a seat in the National Assembly, a step towards nomination for another term as president. Castro has held the position for almost half a century.

German opinion on the communist leader's announcement was united on one front: the chance for Germany and Europe to take action on Cuba is now.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 19, 2007 5:32 PM
Comments

And what "action" might that be? They're Euros. Maybe they will send a strongly worded statement.

It was interesting that they referred to him as a dictator.

Posted by: jeff at December 19, 2007 10:34 PM

FTA Cuba baby!

Posted by: KRS at December 19, 2007 11:06 PM
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