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Other Opinions: After half a century, Castro steps down

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Fidel Castro's role in the history of Cuba is nicely summed up in the way the news of his retirement spread Tuesday. It was a huge story that flashed around the world as soon as it was posted on the online edition of Granma, Cuba's Communist Party newspaper. But Cubans themselves were unlikely to have seen that initial report, because it was early morning, and they are barred from having Internet access in their homes.

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