Fidel Castro resigned as president and commander-in-chief of Cuba, after almost 50 years as the country’s leader, the official daily Granma said.
“I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the council of state and commander-in-chief,” Castro wrote, according to Granma in its online edition. “My only desire is to fight as a soldier for my ideas.”
Anyone who thinks Castro won’t remain in control is kidding themselves. Perhaps though, some good will come of it and the Cuban people might be spared his four hour speeches.