Oh well, I suppose the Americans now get a chance at tourism in Cuba. Now it'll probably start to look like Cancun.

ABC News: 'That's All I Can Offer' Fidel Castro Steps Down, Ending an Era

After almost half a century in power, Cuba's Fidel Castro is stepping down.

He made the announcement overnight on the online edition of the Cuban Communist Daily paper Granma.

"I will neither aspire to nor accept the positions of president of the state council and commander in chief."
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Fidel Castro Resigns

That means that for the first time since 1959, the 81-year-old will not be officially in charge in Cuba.

His brother Raul, 76, who has been acting president for his ailing brother, since July 2006, will be formally installed this weekend.


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