Ukraine has a New President; Raul Castro Voices Support for Maduro

by Greg Pollowitz

BBC: Parliament in Ukraine has named its speaker as interim president

Oleksandr Turchynov takes charge following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday. Mr Turchynov told MPs they had until Tuesday to form a new unity government.

Parliament also voted to seize Mr Yanukovych’s luxury estate near Kiev, which protesters entered on Saturday.

The whereabouts of Mr Yanukovych, who described parliament’s decision to vote him out as a coup, remain unclear.

Thousands of opposition supporters remain in Independence Square, where the atmosphere is described as calm. . .

El Nuevo Dia (translated): Raul Castro supports Maduro 

President Raul Castro on Tuesday expressed support for President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and condemned the violence that has caused deaths and injuries in the country.

“We have expressed and ratified our full support for the Bolivarian revolution and Chavez, and teammate Nicolas Maduro, who wisely and firmly handled this complex crisis,” Castro said in a speech at the closing ceremony of the Central ruling Workers Cuba. . .