U.S. owes Cuba millions of dollars, Fidel Castro says

Obama and Castro (source Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters)

Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, on Thursday told the U.S. that it owes damages to Cuba stretching to `millions of dollars’,

In a message published Thursday, on his 89th birthday, the former Cuban president said his country would not stop fighting for peace and the well-being of all humanity.

Mr. Castro said the U.S. owed a huge debt to Cuba, including damages reaching millions of dollars due to the trade embargo.

In an article entitled `Reality and Dreams’, Castro said the U.S. social justice must be consolidated so that all people may have access to education, health and nutrition. He said they should also have access to security and the right to worship regardless of the colors of their skin or countries of origin.

The veteran revolutionary also denounced wars and recalled the millions of casualties that the Soviet Union and China suffered during World War II, as well as immense material losses.
He said during the war the U.S. kept its territory and industries, and the richest and most well-armed country on earth, while other countries counted their dead.

His article was published on the eve of the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit Friday.
Mr. Kerry, during the visit is scheduled to preside over the ceremonial inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Havana.

The visit will mark the first time in 60 years a U.S. Secretary of State visited the socialist island, which restored diplomatic ties with Washington on July 20 after half a century of animosity.

(Xinhua/NAN)


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