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Re: Obama announces US will establish embassy in Cuba, lift sanctions
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2018, 09:22:47 am »
http://abcnews.go.com/International/raul-castro-stepping-leader-cuba-2018/story?id=51932114

 Raul Castro will step down as Cuba's president on April 19, 2018, he announced Thursday during the National Assembly meeting in Havana.

Castro, 86, has led the country since 2006 after his brother, Fidel Castro, stepped down due to health issues. The younger Castro officially became the country's president in 2008. Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25, 2016, at the age of 90.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/19/miguel-diaz-canel-confirmed-cubas-new-president/
Miguel Díaz-Canel confirmed as Cuba's new president

The silver-haired Diaz-Canel - a top Communist Party figure who has served as first vice president since 2013 - is the island's first leader born after the 1959 revolution.

In a speech after his appointment he vowed to keep the Caribbean island on the path of "revolution," but also on the path of economic reform.
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Mr Diaz-Canel was elected in a landmark vote of the National Assembly a day before his 58th birthday.
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Thursday's symbolic vote took place on the anniversary of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, when Fidel's forces defeated 1,400 US-backed rebels seeking to overthrow him.
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Crucially, he will remain under the watchful eye of Castro, who will continue to serve as the head of Cuba's all-powerful Communist Party.

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https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2018/04/29
Cuban Crime Lords/ JFK Assassination Coverup
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English spoke extensively on the dark career of Cuban American exile José Miguel Battle and his role in fighting with CIA-trained Cuban exiles during the ill-fated Bay Of Pigs invasion in 1961. Battle remained in the US after the fiasco and began to build a criminal empire based on the illegal numbers racket (lottery) along the entire Eastern seaboard. He added that the Cuban mob also sponsored assassinations and other politically-motivated dirty tricks in support of the CIA, which promised Cuban exiles that they would eventually assassinate Fidel Castro. At its height, the numbers operation even counted certain police forces in New York and New Jersey among its co-conspirators. Battle was eventually caught and died in custody in 2007.

http://www.therealcuba.com/?page_id=55
The Infamous Firing Squads

Thousands of Cubans have died in front of Castro’s infamous ‘paredón’ (the wall). There was no discrimination, as far as sending people to the firing squad was concerned. Young and old, black and white, rich and poor were sent to ‘el paredón’.
Many of those who helped Castro gain power, like Comandantes Ernesto Sori Marin and William Morgan, an American, were among the thousands who were shot.



The Cuban Memorial displayed at Tamiami Park, Miami, Florida: Each cross bears the name of a victim of Castro the brothers’ genocide against the Cuban people


http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/05/28/the-yankee-comandante
May 28, 2012 Issue   

The Yankee Comandante

A story of love, revolution, and betrayal



William Alexander Morgan being applauded by Fidel Castro, in Havana in 1959. Morgan said that he had joined the Cuban Revolution because “the most important thing for free men to do is to protect the freedom of others.”   
Photograph Courtesy Ramiro Lorenzo

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5