Fidel Castro.jpgI usually leave politics and international affairs to mi amigas at Vivir Latino, but this is way too historical not to discuss here on Latin Gossip. Fidel Castro has just handed over power to his brother, Raul, while he gets medical attention. Castro will undergo intestinal surgery and his brother will serve as President of Cuba during this time. Fidel will turn 80 on August 13th. His brother, Raul, is five years younger.

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader since 1959, joked last week that he had no plans to still hold power when he turns 100, Reuters reported.

This news comes just a few weeks after it was rumored that Castro had passed away. Time will only tell how this important moment in history will affect the future for Cuba, the Latin community, and the world.

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