Little Expectation for Change after Castro Resignation

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Miami (AP) Cuban exiles in Miami are welcoming news that Cuban leader Fidel Castro is stepping down, but they're not expecting things to change much on the island.

One man says Cubans have been “waiting for this news a long time,” but that they'll have to wait and see if there are any changes.

Another man says any changes would have to come from within Cuba's military. He says Castro may have stepped down, but that he has a “bunch of auxiliary gang members who don't want to see change.”

One expert says the situation in Cuba will simply be a “continuation with a different face.”

Any celebrations so far have been calm, with handfuls of people gathering around the city. That's a stark contrast to the thousands who took to the streets in 2006 when Castro temporarily handed power over to his brother.

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