Good news from Cuba!
Fidel Castro announced his resignation from leadership of the Cuba Communist Party today. He is 84, and as he leaves he begins to recognize the shortcomings of his party leadership, and is making some changes before he goes completely.
One of the most important things to come of this is easing of Cuban property laws. No long will people have to pass down homes and property in their family, or use the corrupt trading system. Cubans will now be allowed to buy and sell privately owned property!
This had been going on since 1959!
Here are some other things going through change:
Property reform was one of 300 measures called for by the Central Committee including the cutting of 1,000,000 state jobs and the decentralization of the agriculture sector.
In a speech Monday, reported on by the BBC, President Raul Castro made clear that: "…the party leadership was in need of renewal and should subject itself to severe self-criticism"
President Castro also pointed out top political positions will be limited to two, five-year terms, and that concentrations of property would not be allowed.
All of this is very good news for the beautiful people of Cuba!
Not only that, but hopefully things become a little more relaxed to the point where people will want to reach out and travel to that beautiful country without any hesitation! That'd be amazing!
We love you, Cuba! We're so happy to hear that changes are coming! We wish everyone the best!
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