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Fidel Castro Resigns Cuban President

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After almost 50 years as the Cuba leader, Fidel Castro resigned as president and commander-in-chief.

I will not aspire nor accept – I repeat I will not aspire or accept – the post of President of the Council of State and Commander in Chief,” read the letter signed by Castro and published quietly overnight without advance warning in the online edition of the Communist Party daily Granma.