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Cuba's President Raul Castro steps down today

Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) 86 Year old Raul Castro will step down today, when the Cuban Parliament elects a new President and the other members of the Council of State at the 9th National Assembly Legislature which gets underway today in that nation's capital.

CUBA’s new president: What to expect

Leadership changes don’t happen often in Cuba – there’s been just one since 1959, in fact. That was in 2006, when President Fidel Castro fell ill and was replaced by his brother Raúl.

What Fidel Can Teach Us in the Age of the War on Terror

The war on terror, at least in terms of the way it’s been framed, leaves no room for heroes. On one side are the imperial powers, fighting to preserve their self-proclaimed “modern” order. On the opposite side of the spectrum are “bloodthirsty” jihadists, anti-modern and against “our essential values.” In this false and violent dichotomy, liberation fighters wanting to maintain their integrity cannot afford to be positioned on this lose-lose spectrum.
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Thousands bid farewell to Fidel Castro in Santiago

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec. 4, CMC – Cuban President Raul Castro has vowed to honour the socialist principles and goals of the Cuban revolution that was led by his brother, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25 at the age of 90.

Jamaican flag to be flown at half-mast in honour of Fidel

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has announced that the Jamaican flag will be flown at half-mast tomorrow, December 2, on all government offices and national buildings as a tribute to the late former President of the Republic of Cuban Fidel Castro Ruz, who died on last Friday.

Fidel Castro gives rare speech saying he's nearing the end

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he is nearing the end of his life and exhorting them to help his ideas survive.
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