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Fidel Castro on Obama Visit: “We Don’t Need the Empire to Give Us Anything”

HeadlineMar 29, 2016

Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro has published a letter criticizing President Obama after Obama wrapped up a historic visit to Cuba last week. Castro invoked the multiple U.S. attempts to overthrow and subvert the Cuban government, from the Bay of Pigs invasion to the economic embargo. “We don’t need the empire to give us anything,” Castro wrote. Responding to Castro, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said his words show Obama’s visit made an impact.

Josh Earnest: “The fact that the former president felt compelled to respond so forcefully to the president’s visit, I think, is an indication of the significant impact of President Obama’s visit to Cuba. We obviously were quite pleased with the reception that President Obama received from the Cuban people.”

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