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Castro Issues Critique of U.S. Economic Policy

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Posted on Aug 13, 2009
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Vintage Fidel: An image of Cuban revolutionary heroes, including ex-President Fidel Castro, sits on a wall at a photo exhibit in Havana on Wednesday.

Just in time for his 83rd birthday, former Cuban President Fidel Castro made his presence known once again, by signaling his displeasure with the United States’ handling of the recent financial catastrophe. He spoke out in an Op-Ed article published Thursday in Cuba’s government-run newspapers.  —KA

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“The quite general tendency of US politicians is to believe that as soon as the banks free-up enough dollars to grease the machinery of the productive apparatus, everything will march on to an idyllic and not-yet- dreamed-of world,” Castro said.

“Some people talk about the economic crisis being the end of imperialism, maybe one could ask whether it does not mean something worse for our species,” he added.

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