Raul Castro hints at his ‘retirement’

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CUBAN president Raul Castro has raised the possibility of leaving his post, but does not say when he might do so.

The Cuban leader made the comments during an appearance yesterday with Russian president Dmitri Medvedev. Mr Castro, who is to be sworn in to a five-year term this weekend and is about to celebrate his 82nd birthday, asked reporters: “I have the right to retire, don’t you think?”