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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 06:37 PM

Fidel Castro discloses brother's words to Obama

Source: Associated Press

Fidel Castro discloses brother's words to Obama
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press | December 19, 2013 | Updated: December 19, 2013 1:01pm



HAVANA (AP) Cuban President Raul Castro introduced himself to President Barack Obama in English at Nelson Mandela's funeral, telling him, "Mr. President, I'm Castro," as the two leaders shook hands.

That's according to Castro's brother, Fidel, who broke months of silence Thursday with a lengthy editorial in state media discussing Cuba's ties to Mandela and his brother's trip to South Africa for his funeral.

The Dec. 10 handshake set off speculation in the U.S. and Cuba about whether it signaled a warming of ties between the two nations after decades of animosity. U.S. and Cuban officials dismissed that, calling the handshake a mere courtesy.

In his 2,400-word essay published Friday on the front pages of Cuba's government-run newspapers and websites, Fidel Castro congratulated his brother for his "steadfastness and dignity, when, with a friendly but firm gesture, he greeted the head of the U.S. government and told him in English, 'Mr. President, I'm Castro.'"


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Fidel-Castro-discloses-brother-s-words-to-Obama-5078473.php

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Judi Lynn Dec 2013 OP
JI7 Dec 2013 #1
mahannah Dec 2013 #2
Jackpine Radical Dec 2013 #3
anasv Dec 2013 #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 06:40 PM

1. i hope so

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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 07:26 PM

2. It's a beginning...maybe some follow-up?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 07:29 PM

3. I suppose this possibility is making the Cuban exiles in FL crazy.

As for me, I think it's about time for them to get over their love affair with the memory of corrupt old Batista, and for the rest of us to get on with normalizing relations, no matter what it does to sugar prices.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 07:56 PM

4. two adults

 

My eyes! My eyes! I am so unused to adult behavior.

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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 08:04 PM

5. The amazing part is that America's wingnuts find this controversial.

 

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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 09:56 PM

6. I wonder what President Obama said

Intriguing...

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