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Castro Resigns From Party Leadership And Calls For Liberalization

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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Castro Resigns From Party Leadership And Calls For Liberalization


www.businessinsider.com

Fidel Castro, 84, announced his resignation from leadership of the Cuba Communist Party today in an article published on Cubadebate.cu.

Along with the changing face of the Communist Party comes the easing of Cuba's property laws.

(visit the link for the full news article)


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www.cubadebate.cu
www.bloomberg.com




posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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New changes include the ability to buy and sell property. The new leadership terms are limited to two, 5 year terms. Looks like Fidel is finally choosing to step down as the communist party leader. Raul Castro seems to be taking his place for now as the head of the Central Committee of Cuba's Communist Party. Jose Ramon Machado is taking the #2 spot.

My apologies if this was already posted, I searched and didn't see anything.

www.businessinsider.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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In Other News...

Former First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Fidel Castro was arrested today for "counterrevolutionary acts" after calling for liberalization of the regime.

As is customary for political dissidents in Cuba, Mr. Castro will be held indefinitely without trial or legal representation, and is considered unlikely to survive the trials of Cuban prison life.

When asked for comment, brother Raul Castro said only that "justice must be done."




(If only that were true.)



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:27 PM
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sounds like the new boss will be the same as the old boss.

communist party do not change their belief system over nite



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:04 AM
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Originally posted by neo96
sounds like the new boss will be the same as the old boss.

communist party do not change their belief system over nite


Unless the upcoming B.R.I.C.S have anything to do with it, if Cuba want to increase their trades and want more of the slice it is going to have to drop its hard line political hands and start to treat its own people with the respect they all deserve.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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The major change that Cuba needs is an end of the U.S. embargo.


The United Nations General Assembly has condemned the embargo as a violation of international law every year since 1992. Israel routinely joins the U.S. in voting against the resolution as has Palau every year since 2004 to 2008. On October 26, 2010, for the 19th time, the United Nations condemned the embargo, 192 to 2 with 3 abstentions. Israel sided with the U.S.[37]

source

No country could possibly thrive, regardless of their economic system, with an embargo placed on it by the biggest import economy in the world.

Perhaps, one day, reason will dictate America's policy toward the island nation as opposed to a grudge, now over 50 years old.

the Billmeister



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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Cuba- turning towards democracy.
U.S.A.- turning towards socialism.

How ironic.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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So property ownership is enabled? I can just see American opportunists salivating at the prospect of buying up all that cheap property from the poor and capitalizing on inflating prices as time goes by.

Same old, same old. This is the same story across the Caribbean where American interests steal valuable beach-front property from the locals. Watch how fast the Americans change their policy towards Cuba to make this new opportunity for exploitation a reality.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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It's not quite as it sounds; "the buying and selling of property" will still be heavily regulated and restricted in scope and magnitude.

This is more likely intended to encourage a middle class to emerge from small-businesses selling and buying consumables.

Because, as we all know, middle-class = money for the government. Too rich to avoid heavy regulatory taxations, too poor to do anything about it.

There will be reform, of that I am sure, but only because the old people running the show are dying off, and the young one's aren't so rigidly stupid....



posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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Are you blaming the trade embargo for Cuba's deep immersion in excrement?
It is their fault,and theirs only.They talk about independence from "imperialism" and look at them,they keep digging their own grave because they can't live without imperialism. prove you can do good without it,or shut up- Im sick of the communist-imperialist hipocrisy.



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