Quotes: Fidel Castro Steps Down as Communist Party Leader

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro speaks during a meeting with students at Havana's University.

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“Raul knew that at this time I wouldn’t accept any role in the party.”

— FIDEL CASTRO, writing a column on state-run site Cuba Debate, announcing his resignation from his leadership position in Cuba’s Communist Party; he started transferring power to his brother, Raul, in 2006 (via Bloomberg)