Raul Castro was hoping to enjoy his golden years of retirement on his private island, but it seems the sock puppet president he chose to be the face of his family dictatorship just isn’t cutting it. With the Cuban regime struggling to stay in power, the nonagenarian tyrant has been forced to come out of retirement.
Experts: Raúl Castro’s Un-Retirement Shows Cuban Regime Struggling
Former dictator Raúl Castro, 91, being “nominated” to “run” in an “election” for a seat in the Cuban national legislature is an indication that the Communist Party never prepared a competent successor and the regime may not survive with a Castro family member at the helm, experts and human rights activists told Breitbart News this week.
Castro was one of the original communist rebels who took down the government of then-President Fulgencio Batista in 1959, alongside his brother, longtime dictator Fidel Castro. The younger Castro developed a reputation for extreme brutality, running the firing squads alongside mass murderer Ernesto “Che” Guevara, and only rose to power in 2016, following the announced death of his brother.
Castro claimed to retire in 2021, offering his “modest contribution” to communism “until the end of his life” but symbolically leaving then-little-known figurehead Miguel Díaz-Canel as the “president” of the country. The Díaz-Canel era has been defined by large-scale disasters and the eruption of a nationwide protest movement, fueled but ideological resistance and religious revival, that has continued unabated since July 2021.
The government’s decay has leaked into the daily lives of Cuba’s communist elite – the top priority of the oligarchical Castro regime – as blackouts become a daily occurrence even in privileged neighborhoods and luxury hotels collapse from negligence.
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