Raul Castro Confirms He’s Resigning, Ending Long Era in Cuba
Castro made the announcement in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island.
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HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by him and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution. Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island. Castro didn’t say who he would endorse as his successor as first secretary-general of…