“Smart diplomacy” bears fruit: Cuban state media publishes a rebuke to the official visit.
This is the top news this morning all over Latin America:
"No necesitamos que el imperio nos regale nada", así comienza la nueva editorial de Fidel Castro en diario Granma. pic.twitter.com/uorXiezE2P
— Noticias RCN (@NoticiasRCN) March 28, 2016
Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that “we don’t need the empire to give us any presents.”
The 1,500-word letter in state media titled “Brother Obama” was Castro’s first response to the president’s three-day visit last week, in which the American president said he had come to bury the two countries’ history of Cold War hostility. Obama did not meet with the 89-year-old Fidel Castro on the trip but met several times with his 84-year-old brother Raul Castro, the current Cuban president.
“Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time”