Skip to comments.Fidel Castro tells Cuba’s Communist Party he will soon die
Posted on 04/19/2016 2:31:59 PM PDT by jazusamo
HAVANA Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he will soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive.
Ill be 90 years old soon, Castro said in his most extensive public appearance in years. Soon Ill be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and cultural goods that human beings need, and we need to fight without a truce to obtain them.
Castro spoke as the government announced that his brother Raul will retain the Cuban Communist Partys highest post alongside his hardline second-in-command. That announcement and Fidel Castros speech together delivered a resounding message that the islands revolutionary generation will remain in control even as its members age and die, relations with the U.S. are normalized, and popular dissatisfaction grows over the countrys economic performance.
Fifty-five years after Fidel Castro declared that Cubas revolution was socialist and began installing a single-party system and centrally planned economy, the Cuban government is battling a deep crisis of credibility.
With no memory of the revolutions heady first decades, younger Cubans complain bitterly about low state salaries of about $25 a month that leave them struggling to afford food and other staple goods. Cubas creaky state-run media and cultural institutions compete with flashy foreign programming shared online and on memory drives passed hand-to-hand. Emigration to the United States and other countries has soared to one of its highest points since the revolution.
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Rest in Peril.
Can we help him along?
Yep, lets pray he’s finally telling the truth.
Hey Fidel. I think that the time that is coming for you is going to be different than the time that’s coming for the rest of us. Don’t forget your asbestos underwear.
Yeah, Jimmy Carter said the same thing.
Look what happened there!
Fidel Castro tells Cubas Communist Party he will soon die
Isn’t today Hitler’s birthday? Anniversary of Columbine? Waco siege?
We need some good news today. So how about it Fido?
Well, bye bye, repressive communist dictator...
I hope Raul is a wimp, and there is a way for the people to finally overthrow that dictatorship at last and rebuild a prosperous economy...
Leftys with gold plated healthcare seem to generally have long lifespans.
And when Castro dies, a little baby will be born who will take his place by shirtting in his diaper.
It’s called The Circle Of Shirtting Your Pants.
GO Fidel, and take Peter King with you
Yes, I tend to agree.
Lol! You beat me to it. Well... bye indeed.
I thought he would last forever.
This scumbag still being alive is testament to how this nation has been mismanaged since the end of WWII.
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