Castro Hails Obama Actions, Wants More
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Barack Obama is so good at making friends. First Iran, of axis-of-evil fame, embraced the president’s flirtations, and now Cuba’s revolutionary in chief has warmed to El Diablo del Norte. Fidel Castro on Tuesday praised Obama’s recent overtures, but said many other U.S. policy changes are needed. His brother and president, Raul, is open to negotiations.
Can’t we all just get along? Yes, we can.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday praised the Obama administration for lifting U.S. restrictions on family travel to Cuba, but said more changes were needed in U.S. policy toward the island.
“The measure of easing the restrictions on trips is positive although minimal. Many others are needed,” Castro wrote in a column published on a Cuban government website.
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Fidel Castro arrives in Washington in 1959, the year he took power.