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CUBA: Castro Steps Down Due To Health Issues

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro handed over control of the country to his brother Raul Castro on Monday following an announcement by the Cuban government that the 79-year old Castro was undergoing surgery for intestinal bleeding. As well as taking control of Cuba, Raul will also head the Cuban Communist Party.

Despite the news of Castro's poor health the people of Cuba appeared calm and orderly. This is in stark contrast the to heavily Cuban parts of Florida which erupted in celebration following the news. People danced in the streets late into the night and set off fireworks in many parts of Miami in celebration of Castro's hand over of power. Castro stated Monday he intends to return to power following several weeks of rest.

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