Castro-the last man standing

castro.jpg  One of his-story and our-stories greatest leaders and statesman accomplished something that 50 years of attempted assassinations, economic embargo and political character assassinations never had achieved. Cuba’s venerable leader, Fidel Castro was a revolutionary icon and a legend to African and Caribbean people and people who seek social justice and equity amongst citizens.

Cuba’s parliament in a defiant middle finger to opponent of the revolution, recently named Raul Castro president on Sunday, February 24, 2008, ending nearly 50 years of rule but leaving the island’s communist system unshaken and unbowed. In his first speech as president, Raul Castro suggested that the Communist Party as a whole would take over the role long held by Fidel Castro, who formally remains its leader.The vote came five days after Fidel said he was retiring, capping a career in which he frustrated efforts by 10 U.S. presidents to oust him and thwarted a world wide White Supremist system from completely bamboozle developing nations into thinking that the Anglo-Saxon way was the only way of self governing.

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