Cuban Garcia Hesitant About Castro Decision
Cuban-American ANDY GARCIA fears the end of FIDEL CASTRO's reign in Cuba won't bring the change and reform the country badly needs. Castro this week stepped down after 49 years in power, heralding the end of an era in the communist Caribbean nation. But Garcia, 51, whose family fled the capital Havana for the USA after Castro came into power in 1959, isn't optimistic. He says, "In 1959, Fidel Castro took power in Cuba with the promise of restoring the 1940 constitution, free elections and democracy. "Forty-nine years later, like most Cubans, I'm still waiting for the fulfillment of those promises. I can only hope that a day without Fidel Castro in power is a day closer to a free and democratic Cuba. "Unfortunately his brother Raul, his assigned successor, dresses from the same cloth."