Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
Fidel Castro says he resigned five years ago from all his official positions, including First Secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party. This is the only position in the current Cuban government that he was believed to have held.
Castro wrote in an opinion piece published today “Renuncié sin vacilación a todos mis cargos estatales y políticos, incluso al de Primer Secretario del Partido, cuando enfermé y nunca intenté ejercerlos después de la Proclama del 31 de julio de 2006, ni cuando recuperé parcialmente mi salud más de un año después, aunque todos continuaban titulándome afectuosamente de esa forma.”
Loosely translated stating that when he got sick in 2006 that he resigned without hesitation from his state and political positions, including First Secretary of the Party and that he never tried to exercise those roles again.
It is interesting that first of all, he NEVER mentioned this before and second that he does it in one paragraph in an article about the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion. One has to wonder if the Cuban government and the Cuban people are learning this for the first time too.
Also, of course this will increase speculation that Fidel will officially resign as First Secretary at the Communist Party Congress coming up next month in Cuba.