It came as a surprise to many when it was revealed that Raul Castro will soon resign as the President of the Communist nation, Cuba. Raul Castro had taken over the leadership of the country from his elder brother Fidel Castro in 2006 and has been seen as a progressive through the changes that have been witnessed in Havana.
The leadership of Cuba will move outside the Castro family for the first time in over 50 years. This should be viewed by friends and foe as a step in the right direction. The only unsettling thing about stepping down would be the hand-picking of his successor, Mr Miguel Diaz who is 57 years old and a communist party loyalist. Critics in Havana are not very happy with the change stating that the successor is part of the establishment and will bring no change.
We wish the people of Cuba well ahead of these changes.