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The news from Cuba

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
As reported here and here, it seems that Fidel Castro (the last Communist hold-out from times past) is experiencing severe health issues and has actually ceded control of the country of Cuba to his brother, Raul. That's right, kids, our hostile neighbor ninety miles from Florida is temporarily not in control of the country anymore.

But what does this mean?

Well, to some (being the Cuban exiles in Miami) it's a time of celebration since they don't like him much. Others, such as the *brother* of el presidente, as surely in for a hard time as the heir to the throne office of president. Still others, such as us here on the left coast that haven't really been oppressed by Fidel's work so much are just wondering if we'll finally be able to get our hands on some of those fine cigars.

But that's the news, now. Fidel's in the hospital and no longer in charge, his brother's temporarily running the country, and times... they are a-changin'.

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