In My Humble Opinion, Pt. 41

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Can someone tell me who "elected" Raul Castro to a first or second term as "President," as some foreign news bureaus in Havana reported?

Moreover -- here's a novel idea -- how about letting the Cuban people choose their "new generation" of leaders?

In The Miami Herald:

Cuban President Raúl Castro said Sunday he will retire in five years and anointed 52-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel as his new No. 2, signaling the start of a long and desperately awaited transition to a younger leadership in the communist ruled-island [...]

But Mauricio Claver-Carone, director of the U.S.-Cuba Democracy political action committee, was less impressed. “It’s fascinating how everyone is closely watching and speculating on the closed circus show of a totalitarian dictatorship, where all of the positions are powerless smoke-screens, subject to the whim of two men named Castro.”