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February 19, 2008

It’S Finally Happened … Fidel Castro Resigns as President (Dictator) of Cuba

Posted in: Bizarre,Government,World

Since 1959 Fidel Castro has been the unchallenged leader in Cuba. It now appears that his rule is coming to an end due to his recent health conditions. Fidel Castro will resign as President (Dictator and Chief) of Cuba.

“My wishes have always been to discharge my duties to my last breath,” Castro wrote in a letter published Tuesday in the online edition of the Communist Party daily Granma. But, he wrote, “it would be a betrayal to my conscience to accept a responsibility requiring more mobility and dedication than I am physically able to offer.”

After all the reported recent health issues, what has prompted this move by Castro? Maybe its as Blogs of War writes … “Fidel Castro Resigns, Soon to be Followed by Fidel Castro Dies headlines.” In any event … Good riddance.

Castro resigns as president, state-run paper reports

CNN would discuss Fidel Castro stepping down by referencing the frustrated 10 US Presidents that have held office during Castro’s reign. Maybe they should be discussing the Cuban people’s plight under this dictator instead. CNN, you know … those people who were willing to leave it all behind to escape from Cuba in order to make it to the shores of the US and freedom.

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

The resignation ends nearly a half-century of iron-fisted rule that inspired revolutionaries but frustrated 10 U.S. presidents.

Castro revealed his plans without notice by publishing a letter in the middle of the night in state-run newspaper Granma.

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