Friday, August 14

US owes Cuba millions – Fidel Castro

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro on Wednesday said the United States owes Cuba millions of dollars due to the economic damages it has caused the island through its 55-year-old trade embargo.

“Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages, which total many millions,” he said in an open letter published on CubaDebate, a government-run news website.

The former Cuban leader made the statement on the eve of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Havana, where U.S. officials on Friday are expected to hoist the U.S. flag over its recently opened embassy — a largely symbolic event marking the normalization of relations between the two countries.

Cuban officials have recently stated that the U.S. embargo against the Castro regime has cost the island $117 billion, contributing to chronic shortages and a lack of investment on the island.

(Al Jazeera)

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