Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Is the big guy back?

In yester- day’s Herald, Wilfredo Cancio looks at indic- ations over the past few months that Fidel Castro has resumed a more active role in governing, and he cites sources in government, both here and there. The article is in El Nuevo Herald too.

Politically, it would not be surprising if this were so. And legally, Fidel’s role is clear as can be. He retains his post as Communist Party chief, and the party is the “highest leading force of society and of the state” in Cuba’s constitution. Which may be why, in Caracas, Raul Castro referred to his brother as the “the leader [jefe] of the revolution,” even though he, Raul, is president.

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