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    Exclamation Fidel Castro resigns!

    Castro resigns as president, state-run paper reports

    HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) -- Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president of Cuba and commander-in-chief of Cuba's military on Tuesday, according to a letter published in the state-run newspaper, Granma.

    Fidel Castro, shown in an undated file photo, took power in Cuba in 1959 and reigned with an iron hand.

    Castro, 81, temporarily handed power to his younger brother Raul Castro in July 2006 after undergoing intestinal surgery. He hasn't been seen in public since his surgery, but he has appeared in numerous videos and photos in state media.

    The announcement of Castro's resignation appeared just before 3 a.m. on the Web site of the state-run newspaper.

    The news is likely to send shock waves across the island and through the tens of thousands of Cuban exiles who have sought refugee in the United States.

    In December 2007, a Cuban television news anchor read a letter reportedly written by Fidel Castro promising he would not "cling to office" or be an impediment to rising young leaders.

    Castro took power in Cuba in 1959 and has ruled the island nation ever since, governing the first communist nation in the Western Hemisphere.

    Castro has been in power in Cuba for longer than most of us have been alive. He has outlasted 10 U.S. presidents. Whatever you think of his politics, his methods or his legacy, today truly marks the end of an era for Cuba.

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    Too bad Fidel ever met Che the "Freedom fighter", right idea in theory, but unfortunately doesnt work in practice!

    The infrastructure in Cuba is FUKCED!

    Very interesting article though, thx!

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