VISNEWS filmed Fidel Castro in Cuba as he took over the reins of office of Premier of Cuba.
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SHOT.Castro poses for photographers.
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Background: VISNEWS filmed Fidel Castro in Cuba as he took over the reins of office of Premier of Cuba. The Government he leads inspired by his cut-our-pay-in-half move announced the intended reopening of casinos, and a new national lottery, the income from both to be devote to the people. Also effective immediately is the suspension of the long-time Cuban practice of 'secret' expenses for Government Officials. The dismissal of public employees will be limited to the higher ranks or known Batista collaborators.
First dissention in the new cabinet is the resignation without explanation of Justice Minister Angel Fernandez.
It's reported, too, that Foreign Minister Agramonte threatens to pull Cuba out of the 21 National Organization of American States unless Paraguay, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua are thrown out. We want nothing to do with those dictatorships, say the Cubans.
Dr. Castro has said that with peace he can raise the standard of living of his people to above that of America or Russia for he will not need to waste his people's money on atomic or other armaments.