HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro announced Sunday that he will step down as Cuba’s president in 2018 following a final five-year term, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top lieutenant and first in the line of succession.
Cuba’s Raul Castro says new term will be last
By Peter Orsi| Associated Press February 24, 2013
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