Raul Castro Looking to Arrest Himself

Saturday, August 1, 2009
The Cuban regime will set up a powerful new agency tasked with fighting corruption, which Raul Castro has called a "deadly cancer" plaguing the island's economy, according to Reuters.

This year alone, the Castros have frozen $1 billion in foreign investor's accounts in their state-owned banks, and told these investors that they could eventually recoup some of their money, but only if they continued to transact business with the regime -- in other words, theft and blackmail.

Meanwhile, the island's economy continues to be run by a mafia-style system of corporations owned by the Cuban military, with a handful of generals serving as Raul's consiglieres.

Word on the street is that Raul Castro is looking to arrest himself.