Monday, March 02, 2009

Change now!

They posted some pictures over at Babalublog of the big "Change Now!" demonstration across from the Cuba Mission to the United Nations in New York City yesterday.

It's hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like a crowd of two, maybe three dozen people showed up.

Despite the small numbers, it appears their voices were heard in Havana. Raul Castro listened and gave the demonstrators what they wanted.


Today Raul Castro "in a major shake-up the likes of which Cubans have not seen for decades, ...reorganized his Cabinet, replacing long-time aides to his brother Fidel..."

What does all this mean?

Even the so-called "experts" don't know.
Otto Reich, who served as assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs during the George W. Bush administration, said he was withholding judgment.

"It's a little early to tell what this really means," he said. "Some people are saying the Fidelistas are being replaced by the Raulistas. But the other side is: Are we talking about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?"
Makes you wonder what changes Raul might have instituted had 50,000 people showed for the demonstration yesterday.

But, we'll never know.

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