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16 Apr 2011 20:58


World: Wow: Fidel Castro’s brother Raul suggests term limits for Cuba

  • two the number of terms — five years each — Raul Castro just suggested Cuba limit its elected officials to
  • 47 the number of years his brother Fidel led the communist nation for; which explains why this is a surprise source
  • » A rare meeting: Raul made the suggestion at a meeting of the Communist Party Congress — the first get-together of the organization in 14 years. Raul said the country needed the changes to encourage a “systematic rejuvenation of the whole chain of party and administrative posts.” Let’s face it, Raul Castro (the 79-year-old younger brother) isn’t going to live forever. No word on what his brother thinks of this.

17 Apr 2009 20:55


U.S., World: Well, this Obama quote on diplomacy is pretty refreshing

  • We cannot let ourselves be prisoners of past disagreements.
  • Barack Obama • Speaking at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad. This quote somehow manages to ease relations between Cuba and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez all in one fell swoop. Nice job, dude. If you were Bo, we’d totally give you a dog treat. • source

17 Apr 2009 09:33


U.S., World: Alright, Obama. Cuba’s ready to talk. Your move.

  • Lower restrictions Earlier this week, as promised, the Obama administration loosened travel restrictions for people with family in the communist nation. It’s a baby step to much looser restrictions, by the way.
  • Raul wants to talk Raul Castro, brother of Fidel and Cuba’s current leader, has taken this overture as a chance to thaw things. Castro said “that we are prepared, wherever they want, to discuss everything.”
  • A crazy historyIt won’t be easy. In the 50 years since Fidel Castro first led Cuba, the relationship with the U.S. has been icy at best. That trade embargo hasn’t helped, but this could be the turning point. source