Bush Calls For Cuban Democracy
Right on the heels of Castro stepping down as commander in chief, President Bush calls for democracy. However, the U.S. embargo will not be lifted.
President Bush said Castro's decision ought to spark "a democratic transition" for Cuba.
"The international community should work with the Cuban people to begin to build institutions that are necessary for democracy and eventually this transition ought to lead to free and fair elections," Bush said Tuesday in Rwanda. "The United States will help the people of Cuba realize the blessings of liberty."