Friday, March 23, 2007
Report: Cuba Government "Paralyzed"
Havana- Unconfirmed reports from within the Cuban government say that the process of succession has stalled, and that Acting President Raul Castro has been unable to assert control over the Army and the bureaucracy. One source described the government as "paralyzed" by conflict between reformers and hard-line elements. There are also some reports that political prisoners have been freed from custody. However, other sources indicate that democracy activists and suspected dissidents are being rounded up by the Interior Ministry. The offical Cuban News Agency has yet to elaborate on the delay to Acting President Raul Castro's speech to the Cuban people.