Sunday, May 1, 2011

On May 1

On this day in ...
... 1961 (50 years ago today), the man who had seized power in 1959 "proclaimed Cuba a socialist nation and abolished elections," as reported by the BBC. His name, of course: Fidel Castro, the law school graduate and erstwhile political candidate who'd gone guerrilla in the late 1950s. Following a half-century at the reins of government of the Caribbean island nation who flag's at left, just last month the now-84-year-old Castro retired as Cuba's leader -- again. (See IntLawGrrls' 2008 post on an earlier retirement.)

(Prior May 1 posts are here, here, and here, and here.)

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