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“A PEACEFUL SUCCESSION”

I know Reuters is not a news organization to be citing today, but what to make of this ?

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba has set in motion a peaceful political succession, dashing U.S. government expectations of chaos following Fidel Castro’s hand-over of power to his brother, a leading Cuban intellectual and government member, Roberto Fernandez Retamar, said on Monday.”They (the U.S. government) had not expected that a peaceful succession was possible. A peaceful succession has taken place in Cuba,” Fernandez Retamar said at a news conference.The writer and member of the Council of State was the first government official to say a succession under Raul Castro was in motion after Fidel Castro relinquished power a week ago following gastric surgery.

Byron York is a former White House correspondent for National Review.

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