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Fidel Castro Resigns From Party Leadership

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Castro Stepping Down

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!

[Image via WENN.]

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48 comments to “Fidel Castro Resigns From Party Leadership”

  1. 1

    you sure he's not dead?

  2. 2

    Wait I thought Castro Died a few yrs back

  3. 3

    first priority…deport your ass back there

  4. 4

    I think Castro is worried. He (or his son) have seen what is going in the rest of the world regarding dictators and they don't want the same uprising to happen in Cuba.

  5. 5

    Good for the changes but you're an idiot Perez. People travel to Cuba all the time. Just because American's can't, doesn't mean other people don't. You know, there's more countries in the world than just the craptastic USA.

  6. 6

    good - now you and your mother can go back.
    p.s leave teddy with me, he needs a responsible and nurturing home.

  7. 7

    remember when you told everyone fidel castro died

  8. 8

    pppsshhh ill believe it when i see it. you always false report on cuba without checking your facts. and as someone who is of cuban descent with family still residing there, i double check these reports before i get too excited.

  9. 9

    Also…Castro died in 1981. He was replaced by a look a like Alexis papagos by the CIA.

  10. 10

    How can he resign when you told us he was dead. And then "stood by" your assertion that he was dead. I'm confused????

  11. 11

    Didn't you report he died in 2007?

  12. 3l$@ says – reply to this


    His kinda HOT

  13. 3l$@ says – reply to this


    Castro is kinda Hawt

  14. 14

    Re: BITCHyoulostyourmind – I would double check before you question a post of something that is indeed true. It's called google

    And do you really like Lindsay that much to avatar her? by your comment I guess that explains how dumb and lazy you are.

  15. 15

    I hope his brother doesn't take over. I'd like to go to cuba one day and visit my family which i never met.

  16. 16

    Re: Douche Hunter – soooo youre calling me dumb and lazy yet you obviously didnt read my comment in the first place because i just fucking said that I DOUBLE CHECK EVERY POST PEREZ MAKES ABOUT CUBA!! yeah i fucking thought so bitch. and who the fuck asked you for your opinion on my avatar??? is my avatar keeping you up at night? it bothers you?

  17. 17

    Great! Now Cuba can become just like the USA! No problems with crime, greed, or racial tensions, and most importantly - no dirt poor who cannot afford health care or a simple doctor - Yippee!

  18. 18

    Re: Douche Hunter – your avatar is made up of movie characters…hmmm my analysis says yours 37..fat…hairy…a virgin who plays geeky games on the computer and a cyber girlfriend on your sims game. fucking loser.

  19. 19

    I thought this was a picture of Shia LaBeouf.

  20. 20

    Looks a little bit like shia labeouf. Since you declared him dead a few years ago. I surprised that he can retire from the grave.

  21. 21

    Re: BITCHyoulostyourmind – you have a ring of shit stain around your asshole.

  22. 22

    You're an idiot Perez. It's only Americans that don't travel there. Canadians travel to Cuba without hesitation…and have been for decades.

  23. 23

    Re: BITCHyoulostyourmind – Thats what I want you to believe honey…thats what allows me to be the exact opposite of who I am.

    go clean your shit stains off your hairy asshole

  24. 24

    Re: Douche Hunter – and how do you know that? you must be that far up my ass!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

  25. 25

    lol - i read somewhere that he died a while back… the website was so insistent that he was dead… now what was that website… ?

  26. 26

    Re: BITCHyoulostyourmind – Oh and you fat cuban whore. BTW if you were "doubler checking" your facts then why did you even proclaim "I will believe it when it happens"

    Turn on the fucking news shit stain…why is your ass stained so bad with shit anyway?

  27. 27

    Re: Douche Hunter – wow youre obsessed with my hairy shit stained ass…i guess i have that affect on you…keep giving me attention you little computer nerd!!!

  28. 28

    My brother travels to Cuba all the time but he lives in Canada so once Americans have that same opportunity am sure it will be fine the other tourist have never had a problem.

  29. 29

    Re: Douche Hunter – yeah come this get hairy shitty asshole!! you know you love it!! you keep talking about it!!! i had some extra spicy cuban food for you..my shit is extra runny for you!! yeeaaahhhhh!!!

  30. 30

    ok, first of all you should seriously read the news!!

    His brother is taking charge after Fidel so don't hope for changes!!! And though he dropped out, he gave Raul Castro all the power in the party back in 2006

  31. 31

    He gave his brother the leadership of the party,and anyway he gave the power to him in 2006

  32. 32

    oh no! this is bad news for canadians… i hope this doesnt mean americans are going to travel to cuba now. thats why we go there so we dont have to see the fat americans like we see in mexico!!!!

  33. 33

    WAIT….I thought that was Yusuf Islam a.k.a. Cat Stevens for a sec

  34. 34

    If he resigned does that mean he's not dead? LOL!!!!!

  35. 35

    1,000,000 state jobs will be cut -that is 1 in 5 jobs-and they will be encouraged to become 'self employed'or join private enterprises- BUT-HOW IS THAT GOOD MARIO???? 1,000,000 people are going to LOSE THEIR JOBS!!!! The Cuban ECONOMY SUCKS, and they HOPE, hope by the switch, from gov't to PRIVATE, the economy will be REVIVED, BUT, 1,000,000 WORKERS WILL BE GUINIA PIGS, AND WILL HAVE TO FIND OR CREATE JOBS. Maybe YOU, MARIO, sitting out in L.a. thinks it is good, but I bet the workers in CUBA do not think it is a good idea. HOW ABOUT SWITCHING JOBS WITH ONE OF THOSE FIRED WORKERS???

  36. 36

    How is this good news for the people of Cuba? Cutting 1 million state jobs… That's gonna hurt big time. The Cuban government is close to bankruptcy so I understand the move… but the people of Cuba are already very poor, what are they gonna do now without their measly salary of less than $50 a month? Once FC kicks it things will change big time, foreign investors will be allowed in and this is the only thing that will save the Cubans from total devastation. Thank God they have tourism to help them a bit right now. It's a lovely place that deserves to return to the riches of pre-revolution. People don't deserve to suffer like this.

  37. 37

    Stick to celeb gossip, cause your journalism on politics sucks.
    Read international sources, you blindfolded American.

  38. 38

    Agreed Perez, let's all hope that people start going to Cuba, LIKE THE CUBANS IN AMERICA, PLEASE GO BACK NOW!! LET FLORIDA BE AMERICAN AGAIN!!

  39. 39

    To those of you worried about the 1,000,000 workers out of work. That's NOTHING compared to our unemployment here. Gee, maybe that will get better if the CUBANS GO HOME!

  40. ksoto says – reply to this


    cuba is not a beautiful island anymore… the castro family destroyed it and it will take years to recover unfortunately. and just because castro (who has not been seen in years mind you) has resigned does not mean a thing. The castro dictatorship is a family business for those people and will not end until someone else steps up. I myself am a cuban and am tired of hearing such disappointing things.

  41. ksoto says – reply to this



  42. 42

    uhhh…people travel to Cuba all the time!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive been several times and am going again in october..just cause you americans cant, doesnt mean its unsafe. Its a hell of a lot safer than mexico and the bahamas thats for sure.

  43. mh1 says – reply to this


    Unfortunately, even though Fidel has stepped down, his brother is just the same. IT IS a family business and there still wont be changes for many a time to come. Im sure Perez reported he was dead because thats what was being speculated at the time, it's a gossip website not CNN.com. Sorry to see you have such pessimistic and unconstructive people commenting on this and other stories, Perez.

  44. 44

    Can we now send back all of the murders and rapists he sent to Miami in the 70s back to Cuba???? Florida is a ghetto mess since the Cuban convicts came over.

  45. 45

    You can get there from Canada. Its OK, but there are a lot better destinations in the Carribbean.

  46. 46


  47. 47

    Wow, I also thought it was a photo of Shia LaBeouf at first.

  48. 48

    i thought you said he died