Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Fidel Castro Undergoes Intestinal Surgery

Cuba's Fidel Castro underwent intestine surgery and has left his brother, Raul, in charge of the last known Communist country. Just about 80, and having "served" as Cuba's dictator for nearly 50 years, Castro apparently had an intestinal crisis, accompanied by severe bleeding, that necessitated surgery.

Raul, 75, has temporarily taken over as Cuba's leader. Time will tell whether Fidel will return to power, much less return to good health.

Does this mark a new beginning for Cuba, or simply a pause in the status quo?