Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Adios, Fidel

Breaking news out of Cuba. Fidel Castro is stepping down as President. That's right, stepping down. I think most of us expected the only way he would no longer be president was if he left the office 'horizontially'. This COULD be great news. The problem is that his brother, Raul, is taking over. And, for what its worth, Fidel will remain as the leader of the Communist Party in Cuba, so he may still have significant influence.

This would be an opportunity to try to resume talks with Cuba. Maybe Raul will be more amenable to change. Maybe the embargo with Cuba can end one day soon. We will see...

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