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Goodbye Fidel

February 19, 2008 Leave a comment

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Today in a prepared statement, Fidel Castro officially ended his reign over Cuba and shared some thoughts on a younger generation taking over control of the power in his beloved country:

“I will not aspire to neither will I accept — I repeat I will not aspire to neither will I accept — the position of President of the Council of State and Commander in chief,” he wrote in the letter.

“It would betray my conscience to occupy a responsibility that requires mobility and the total commitment that I am not in the physical condition to offer.”

This is no huge surprise given that the man has not been seen in public for nearly a year and a half, and that coupled with the fact that he is 81 years old and closer to 100 than he is to 50, it still is a major statement that after being made official now gets people to really begin thinking of the possibilities. here are a few links to read on Fidel’s announcement

NY Times   Forbes on Raul  Forbes on Fidel   Forbes on Cuba After Fidel

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Categories: Cuba, Fidel Castro, politics