The Pope in Cuba, Day Two

January 22, 1998

Greeted by President Fidel Castro as he stepped off the plane, the Popebegan his 5-day trip to Cuba with an appeal for Cuba to open up to theworld, and the world to open up to Cuba. Arriving in Cuba yesterday, PopeJohn Paul also took a slap at the U. S. economic embargo. In his welcomingaddress, President Fidel Castro denounced the embargo as "genocide."


  • Juan Gonzales, New York Daily News columnist and co-host on Democracy Nowfrom Havana, Cuba.

Related Links:

  • Radio Habana Cuba
  • The Republic of Cuba–National Web Site
  • 1/21/98 Democracy Now!–"Pope Arrives in Cuba"
  • 1/20/98 Democracy Now!–"Cuba — Santeria"
  • 1/16/98 Democracy Now!–"Economy in Cuba"
  • 1/15/98 Democracy Now!–"Young Prostitutes in Cuba"
  • 1/14/98 Democracy Now!–"Cuban Reigious Leaders"
  • 1/13/98 Democracy Now!–"AIDS in Cuba"
  • 1/12/98 Democracy Now!–"Cuba Conversations–Arnaldo Coro Antich"
  • 1/9/98 Democracy Now!–"Women In Cuba"
  • 1/8/98 Democracy Now!–"Evoving Revolutionary"
  • 1/7/98 Democracy Now!–"Cuba’s Revolution and the Lives it Changed"
  • 1/6/98 Democracy Now!–"Interviews from Cuba (Part II)"
  • 1/5/98 Democracy Now!–"Interviews from Cuba (Part I)"
  • 11/20/97 Pacifica Network News–"Bombs in Havana"
  • 11/19/97 Pacifica Network News–"Pentagon Planned Crisis To Blame On Castro"
  • 10/17/97 Pacifica Network News–"The Mythical Che Guevara"