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Fidel Quits As Head Of Communist Party

From Bloomberg:

Fidel Castro Says He Won’t Be Part of Communist Party’s Central Committee

By Jens Erik Gould and Andrew J. Barden – Apr 19, 2011

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro said he had resigned from the Communist Party’s leadership and called on a new generation of leaders to change the island’s economy as officials gathered to debate ways to revive growth.

“Raul knew that at this time I wouldn’t accept any role in the party,” Castro wrote in a column published on Cuba Debate, a state-run website

Well, he’s remaining true to his principles at last.

In an earlier column posted on the same website, Castro said new leaders are well-prepared intellectually for a task that would be more difficult than the challenges faced by his generation when they took power in 1959…

In that earlier column Mr. Castro noted that most of the the original ‘revolutionaries’ could not even read. Which explains a lot.

Castro said he wrote the comments after listening to debates during a Communist Party summit that started April 16.

Party members are debating changes to Cuba’s economic system, which has been battered by a U.S. embargo and mounting debt to foreign exporters. Proposals being discussed include eliminating the monthly ration books that provide Cubans with subsidized food and providing loans to individuals who start independent businesses.

"Ration books" — in the 21st century.

Castro’s brother, President Raul Castro, said on April 16 that the country needed to impose term limits for elected officials to no more than two consecutive periods of five years each, Juventud Rebelde newspaper said

Of course "unelected officials" such as himself and his brother will still have no such concerns.

Raul Castro, 79, has initiated measures to open the economy since being handed power by his brother.

According to other reports, the Communist Party of Cuba has also lifted its fifty year-old ban on private property transactions, such as the buying and selling of houses and cars.

Can you imagine such freedom? How grateful the Cuban people must be to their masters.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Fidel Quits As Head Of Communist Party”

  1. TerryAnne says:

    Party members are debating changes to Cuba’s economic system, which has been battered by a U.S. embargo and mounting debt to foreign exporters.

    Yep. Uh huh. Sure.

  2. JohnMG says:

    ….”the Communist Party of Cuba has also lifted its fifty year-old ban on private property transactions, such as the buying and selling of houses and cars……”

    I can imagine there’s quite a market for 1948 Studebakers, 1951 Chevys, and the odd ’56 DeSoto or ’58 Edsel……….all for parts, of course. Just take over the payments.

    • TerryAnne says:

      They’re looking to repair them so they can sell them on our market in 5 years, after all of our government mandated Volts catch fire.

  3. Rip Cord says:

    Making room for Obama! How nice…………..

    • JohnMG says:

      I don’t think Obama would make a very good head of the communist Party………but he would make a pretty good a$$h0!e just about anywhere.


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