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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Serrano Praises Castro For Graceful Transition

While it remains unclear what Fidel Castro's decision to step aside as Cuba's top leader will mean for the United States, local Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano sees it as a positive for Cuba and Castro's legacy as an agent of change.

Here's the beginning of his statement yesterday:

"Today’s news that Fidel Castro has retired from leading his nation proves yet again that this important figure defies the attempts of his critics to paint him simply as a power-hungry authoritarian. Instead, it proves that Castro sees clearly the long-term interests of the Cuban people and recognizes that they are best served by a carefully planned transition. Few leaders, having been on the front lines of history so long, would be able to voluntarily step aside in favor of a new, younger generation. In taking this action, Castro is ensuring that the changes he brought about will live on and grow."

Click here for the rest of the statement.

1 comment:

  1. Here's an example of a true statesman. Engel, you could learn a lot from this guy. Maybe next he'll teach you to stop voting for bills with inflammatory and demagogic language about Iran.


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