Castro Regime Continues as Raul Takes Over

The bulletin was broadcast on Cuban television this afternoon — for the first time since most Cubans can remember, the country had chosen a new president and his name was not Fidel. After a vote that lasted only a few short minutes, Raul Castro, Fidel's younger and less charismatic brother, was officially handed the seat of power. The government also installed a newly elected first vice president and other officials, all charged with maintaining the Castro regime. In his first speech as...Full Story
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