Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fidel Castro Stepped Down....

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...as Cuba's president after almost half a century in power. His brother, Raul Castro, took over as the next president. Actually, he took over more than a year ago when the 81-year old got ill. This illness is also the reason why the older Castro decided to step aside. Some people would probably say...finally! But...is there really a difference whether he stepped down or not? His brother is taking over! It's like one and the same!

Anyway, this somehow reminds me of the Marcos regime in the Philippines. If the regime was not overthrown in 1986, it is very possible that we would probably have a Philippine president now who is another Marcos or maybe a Romualdez. Is that bad?? Maybe, maybe not. I don't know. When the Marcos regime was in place, the Filipino people were in poverty. Now that there no Marcos in place, the Filipino people are STILL in poverty. Sad but true....

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