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  Cuba sacks construction minister


year 2011 Top ^

Jan.7
  In a cabinet reshuffle the minister sacked for 'errors and communications minister given broader oversight over various ministries


year 2009 Top ^

Mar.2
  Raul Castro has announced a major cabinet reshuffle that includes the removal of Cabinet Secretary Lage and Foreign Minister Felipe Roque



year 2008 Top ^

Feb.19
  Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president and commander in chief of the military , according to a letter published in the Granma
 The resignation ends nearly a half-century of iron-fisted rule that frustrated 10 U.S. presidents. Bush said Castro's decision ought to spark 'a democratic transition'. John Negroponte added that the 1962 embargo would probably not be lifted 'any time soon'


year 2007 Top ^

Dec.17   Fidel Castro hints at retirement
  The ailing communist leader has said he has a duty not to hold on to power or obstruct the rise of younger people


year 2006 Top ^

Jul.31   Castro hands power to brother
  President Fidel Castro was undergoing a surgery and provisionally handed over power to his younger brother Raul
 Cuban television: Fidel Castro's health situation is 'stable' and he is in 'good spirits' The message from Castro said: 'In the Cuban situation, based on plans of the empire, my health becomes a secret of state that cannot be divulged constantly'


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