Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The end of Castro?

The news that Fidel Castro, 'lider maximo' of Cuba, has handed to his brother the power because of a health problem has been met with different reactions.
Le Monde simply says that this is an interim situation, while the italian Corriere della Sera emphasizes the possibility of a more permanent move. The New York Times, underrates the news by referring to a temporary problem.

Given that Castro is 80 years old and his health seems to be worsening, it would be interesting to imagine a post-Castro scenario. Would his brother command as much authority as Fidel? Would the expats go back to Cuba if Castro died? Would the regime change? I believe we'll know more about this fairly soon.

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