Castro Out!

Ailing Cuban president Fidel Castro stepped down this morning. The long-time ruler’s decision comes before the National Assembly convenes to select a new leader. Some reportedly suspect that Castro’s brother and rumored homo Raúl – who has been acting president since July – will continue to wield power. President Bush said he hopes this turn of events will lead to a democratic turn in the communist nation. Of course he does…[Bloomberg and NY Times]