Cuba won't shed a tear when Castro steps down
So, Fidel Castro has hinted he may never again be President of Cuba. The hearts of hundreds of thousands of Cubans must have leapt.
It is difficult to know what will happen after Castro. Much will depend on the reaction both of America and the Miami Cubans, who can usually be relied on not to see sense.
Castro might long ago have disappeared had it not been for the US economic embargo, which has allowed him to blame his economic failure on America and to promote an all-pervasive siege mentality.