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Raul Castro steps down, ending long era in Cuba

Raul Castro said on 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.The 89-year-old 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.He said he was retiring with the sense of having “fulfilled his mission and confident in the future of the fatherland”.Castro did not say who he would…

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