SO HAS CASTRO REALLY RESIGNED?
I HAVE SOME DOUBTS!
Fidel Castro, wracked with illness, has announced his resignation as Cuba's President and premier leader.
His brother Raul has been effectively Cuba for the past 2 years. Fidel's spirit and fervor permeates the whole island and his influence will only begin to wane when he passes away.
Castro is not just a person in Latin America. He's a metaphor for the struggling underdog. And believe me there are many struggling underdogs in Latin America! Castro to them is a true hero. He's stood up to gringo imperialism since the 60's! Also Cuba's universal health care and medical research has won the admiration of many albeit with some criticism.
So its hard to see him drifting away from politics. He'll be an influential force behind the scenes.
Cuba has not seen the last of Fidel Castro.