Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Castro Cedes Power to Brother

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
In a stunning development, Cuban leader Fidel Castro temporarily ceded his presidential power to brother Rául Castro late Monday due to ''an intestinal crisis'' that requires ''complicated surgery,'' according to a letter read on Cuban national television.
Fidel Castro, 79, would never give up power, even temporarily and to his own brother, if he weren't facing a serious medical crisis.

Cross-posted at The Jawa Report.