Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, marked his 89th birthday with an essay in which he states the USA owes Cuba a huge debt for decades of embargo, and claims he “would not stop struggling for peace… and well-being” of every person on Earth.
In his brief essay, published in Granma, Cuba’s official government newspaper on Thursday, Castro repeats his claims that the United States owes his country “millions of dollars” for damages inflicted on the Cuban economy by the US embargo.
“Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages, which have reached many millions of dollars, as our country has denounced throughout our interventions in the United Nations, with irrefutable arguments and facts,” Castro wrote.
In his composition, entitled Reality and Dreams, Fidel Castro recalls the history of the twentieth century, pointing out that the United States profited more than any other nation from the cruelties of World War II. He also condemns the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
“The United States, whose territory and industries remained removed from the war, became the country with the greatest wealth and the best weaponry on Earth, in a world torn apart, full of death, the wounded and hungry,” wrote the former Cuban leader.