The imperialists to the north tried everything in their arsenal to defeat Fidel Castro. He leaves the presidency of Cuba undefeated and unbowed, having led his nation for close to fifty years. His health demands that he pass to a new and well prepared generation the governing reins.
He led a very strenuous and active life. He made it possible for Cuba to become a truly sovereign and independent nation. The Cuban people, like at the beginning of the Revolution, say to him: GRACIAS FIDEL!
The constitutional process of succession, which started on July 31, 2006 will continue.
I will remain to my last day 100% FIDELISTA.
Long live Cuba!