Castro’s been a fixture in US political life (not to mention Cuba’s) for nearly fifty years.
As of today, he’ll no longer be Cuba’s official leader. It won’t change much immediately, but it opens up a lot of possibilities. One possibility being that our government can deal with Cuba without being embarrassed because it’s dealing with Castro.
Amusingly, our government has tried some pretty crazy stuff to “deal” with Castro in the past.
I recall hearing on the news that the CIA had actually tried to assassinate him with an exploding cigar.
It’s as if they outsourced that hit to Warner Brothers animation department. I’m thinking specifically of Wile E. Coyote.
It was just as successful as you might expect.