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    Raúl Castro: My Last Term

    Cuban President Raul Castro gives a speech during the celebration of 59th Anniversary of Moncada barrack attack -Cuban National Day-, on July 26, 2012, at the Revolution Square Mariana Grajales in Guantanamo city.      AFP PHOTO/Juan Pablo CARRERAS-AIN        (Photo credit should read JUAN PABLO CARRERAS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    In 2018, Cuba will have one less Castro in power. President Raúl Castro accepted his new five-year term on Sunday, but announced that it would be his last. The 81-year-old leader added that he wants to create a two-term limit and age cutoff for political offices. The country has been led by Fidel and Raúl Castro since 1959. Raúl called it a moment of “historic transendence.” He named his successor as Miguel Diaz-Canel, a rising political star.

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