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Fidel Castro Out In Cuba

Castro is out.

For the first time since Cuba’s 1959 revolution, Fidel Castro was not included in the Communist Party’s leadership, and someone other than Fidel or Raúl has been name to the second-highest position in the Communist Party.

We all knew this day would come, but it’s still shocking to reflect on the longevity of Fidel as the leader of Cuba.

It’s interesting looking back at my cartoons about Fidel and his iron-grip for so many years on the Cuban people.

I drew this cartoon back in 2006 when Fidel was undergoing intestinal surgery and provisionally handed over power for the first time to his younger brother Raul.

Now Raul will be expected to set a new economic course for Cuba. The congress’ approval of a package of more than 300 reforms is an admission that the status quo isn’t working.

It’s always fun to end things on a joke. Looking back at my archive of Castro cartoons, Fidel is no exception.