Fidel Castro Says Brother Told Him of Leadership Changes

HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro says he was consulted on the sweeping
leadership changes by his brother Raul's government and he says two
of the ousted officials had been seduced by "the honey of power."

Castro's newly published article gives the first hint of why
some of the officials were removed in the abrupt shakeup - the
largest in decades.

Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque was dismissed and Vice
President Carlos Lage was stripped of his post as Cabinet
secretary. Twenty other officials shifted, removed or promoted.

The elder Castro wrote Tuesday that he had been consulted about
the changes and said the two most mentioned had been seduced by
"the honey of power," though he did not name them.


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