Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Change Of Guard In Cuba

Albeit Temporarily

Finally, Fidel Castro handed over the reins of power to his brother due to a medical condition... (Dynastic politics in a communist country as well?)

Fidel Castro has been President of Cuba for 47 longgggggg years and is the only known leader for several generations of Cubans.

Cuba is one the last few remaining bastions of communism and it would be interesting to see what comes off of this power transfer. For anyone to rule the country for this long is quite unthinkable in this day and age. He might simply be the longest surviving political leader in power in anywhere in the world period.

I hope this change of guard brings Cuba out of isolation. That is badly needed for a country that has been isolated from the global economy for long.