The time of the rule of the revolutionary brothers has ended-13 years after the resignation of Fidel Castro, his younger brother resigned
The brother of the late Cuban ruler Fidel Castro, 89-year-old Raul, leaves the leadership of the ruling Communist Party — he handed over the reins to a new generation of leaders.
This was reported on the website of the Communist Party of Cuba on April 16.
Speaking at the eighth Congress of the Communist Party, Castro announced that he was handing over the leadership of the country to “a group of trained leaders, hardened by decades of experience, committed to the ideals of the Revolution and identified with the history and culture of the nation.”
He named the current president of Cuba, 60-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel, as one of his successors.
“As long as I live, I am ready to defend the Motherland, the Revolution, and socialism,” said Raul Castro.
His departure from the administration of state affairs is an important historical event, as it marks the end of the era of the Castro revolutionary brothers.
His late brother Fidel, who ruled the Island of Liberty for 50 years, retired from government in 2008, handing over power to Raul. In 2016, he died at the age of 90.
Recall that under former US President Barack Obama, Cuba was excluded from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, lifting the blockade and part of the sanctions. This year, America added her to the list again.