Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Castro resigns

I know it won't change anything, but it is still a milestone. Fidel Castro announced his resignation today. He has ruled Cuba my entire life; the sole leader there for 49 years. I hope now that Cuba will make moves to become less isolated, give its people more freedom and access to the rest of the world.

1 comment:

Kitten Herder said...

Sadly, your hope, and that of our current administration, will probably be for naught. A country's politics typically do not rest on the shoulders of one individual no matter how powerful that individual may seem. I suspect that Cuba will not change its outlook any time soon.

For a parallel, lets look to China after the death of Mao. Some policies lightened up, but then reverted over fears of too much Westernization. China is a different country than it was under Mao, but it is still not a democracy by any stretch of the imagination, despite pockets of rebellious intellectuals (who typically end up in prison).

I wish Cuba the best, but I suspect their path will not change anytime soon.