Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Castro Resigns

After 49 years of rule, Fidel Castro has resigned as leader of Cuba.

Expecting his 76-year-old brother Raul Castro to take over as President since he is Fidel Castro's constitutionally designated successor, the U.S. State Department is downplaying any high expectations for a new kind of democracy in Cuba by saying flippantly that the change will be a "transfer of authority and power from dictator to dictator light."