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    Lightbulb Castro Steps Down as Head of Cuba's Communist Party

    Raul Castro steps down as head of Cuba's Communist Party. Ending 60 years of the Castro era in Cuba?


    Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution.

    The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island.

    He said he was retiring with the sense of having “fulfilled his mission and confident in the future of the fatherland.”

    Castro didn’t say who he would endorse as his successor as first secretary of the Communist Party. But he previously indicated that he favors yielding control to 60-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel, who succeeded him as president in 2018 and is the standard bearer of a younger generation of loyalists who have been pushing an economic opening without touching Cuba’s one-party system.


    Interesting to see how the transition of power plays out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    Raul Castro steps down as head of Cuba's Communist Party. Ending 60 years of the Castro era in Cuba?


    Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution.

    The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island.

    He said he was retiring with the sense of having “fulfilled his mission and confident in the future of the fatherland.”

    Castro didn’t say who he would endorse as his successor as first secretary of the Communist Party. But he previously indicated that he favors yielding control to 60-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel, who succeeded him as president in 2018 and is the standard bearer of a younger generation of loyalists who have been pushing an economic opening without touching Cuba’s one-party system.


    Interesting to see how the transition of power plays out.

    voy a votar, por Tio Joe
    Probably like the last time. Nothing but a peaceful transition. It is past time for Cuba and the USA to mend relations honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    Probably like the last time. Nothing but a peaceful transition. It is past time for Cuba and the USA to mend relations honestly.
    Like last time.... SO you're telling me there's a third even younger brother stashed away for the occasion?

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    Trudeau should go and claim his birthright.

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    All Castro siblings/offspring are non-governmentle people. The successor is a guy named: Miguel Diaz-Canel

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_D%C3%ADaz-Canel

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    Quote Originally Posted by smityx View Post
    All Castro siblings/offspring are non-governmentle people. The successor is a guy named: Miguel Diaz-Canel

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_D%C3%ADaz-Canel
    Damn, I like the idea of a third secret brother waiting to take over.

    I'm writing a script spec for it now. A whacky Marxist country keeps spare leaders in suspended animation for anachronistic hijinx!

    It'll be like a mash up of Austin Powers and The Death of Stalin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    Like last time.... SO you're telling me there's a third even younger brother stashed away for the occasion?
    There are a third and a fourth brother, named Dennis and Duane, respectively:


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    Biden ended communism!!!!

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    One of the last few Marxist revolutionary heroes, hope he enjoys his last few years.
    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    it’s mostly a syndicalist fantasy that “the workers” are going to rise up, which is disconnected from the fact that “the workers” are your racist uncle and jerk co-workers who you don’t like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanstone View Post
    The election has passed and 58 million working class Americans stood up and proved that they are in fact your racist uncle and jerk co-workers.
    They really can't help but show disdain for the working class.

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    Ugh, "communism" where relatives inherit power like royalty... puke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Ugh, "communism" where relatives inherit power like royalty... puke
    Yeah, thats why the new leader of the communist party will be another Castro.


    ....Oh wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    it’s mostly a syndicalist fantasy that “the workers” are going to rise up, which is disconnected from the fact that “the workers” are your racist uncle and jerk co-workers who you don’t like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanstone View Post
    The election has passed and 58 million working class Americans stood up and proved that they are in fact your racist uncle and jerk co-workers.
    They really can't help but show disdain for the working class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    Biden ended communism!!!!
    You joke but had this happened under the Trump administration, you know that jackass would be saying he ended Cuban communism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    You joke but had this happened under the Trump administration, you know that jackass would be saying he ended Cuban communism.
    bet you 5 Trump, or one of his brown nosers will still claim it.
    "Law and Order", lots of places have had that, Russia, North Korea, Saddam's Iraq.
    Laws can be made to enforce order of cruelty and brutality.
    Equality and Justice, that is how you have peace and a society that benefits all.

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    Hopefully, this opens Cuba back up like before Castro took over. I understand the Cuban beaches were some of the nicest in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    Hopefully, this opens Cuba back up like before Castro took over. I understand the Cuban beaches were some of the nicest in the world.
    You got some weird priorities if that is the most important part, and you can blame the US for cuba not being that open to the US for vacations.
    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    it’s mostly a syndicalist fantasy that “the workers” are going to rise up, which is disconnected from the fact that “the workers” are your racist uncle and jerk co-workers who you don’t like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanstone View Post
    The election has passed and 58 million working class Americans stood up and proved that they are in fact your racist uncle and jerk co-workers.
    They really can't help but show disdain for the working class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    Hopefully, this opens Cuba back up like before Castro took over. I understand the Cuban beaches were some of the nicest in the world.
    Before Castro was the US supported Batista,and Castro at his absolute worst was better than Batista,hence why Cuba fucking hates this country,so friendly relations aren't fucking likely.

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    If there's a serious economic incentive for better relations for both parties involved it will happen as economic interests generally dictate what happens, something that is even happening in China.

    Now i don't expect everything to change all that much as the Castro's couldn't have remained in power if a good segment of the population wasn't happy.
    “My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    Biden ended communism!!!!
    Not yet.

    China, Laos and Vietnam

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    Quote Originally Posted by smityx View Post
    Not yet.

    China, Laos and Vietnam
    You're really bad at this sarcasm thing, eh?


    But good news, Cuba is still communist.
    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    it’s mostly a syndicalist fantasy that “the workers” are going to rise up, which is disconnected from the fact that “the workers” are your racist uncle and jerk co-workers who you don’t like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanstone View Post
    The election has passed and 58 million working class Americans stood up and proved that they are in fact your racist uncle and jerk co-workers.
    They really can't help but show disdain for the working class.

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    More of the same, nothing will change.

    Cuba has a well established cadre of party oligarchs who can perpetuate the system itself for eternity.

    The Castros haven't directly ruled in decades. Neither brother. They were sort of symbolic figureheads.

    Either nothing will change, or Cuba will go the way of Vietnam/China, says communist on the box, but it will be full of good old oligarchical capitalism worse than anything the west can produce.
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    Today Obama once again kneeled at the altar of environmental naziism and hurt this once great country. He has now banned all drilling in the Atlantic Ocean

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