Fidel Castro is ailing. Like all kings he has named a family member, his brother, as his successor. Isn't it strange how the need to sire a dynasty is common to all tyrants, especially communist ones. I keep reading that Castro is theworld's second longest ruler after Queen Elizabeth the 2nd in Britain. It isn't true. She inherited the British throne in 1952.
His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of Thailand (royal name Phra Chaoyuhua Bhumibol Adulyadej), the Great (born December 5, 1927), has been King of Thailand since 1946. He is the world's longest-serving head of state, and is the ninth king of the Chakri Dynasty.