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jonanddad
04-09-2012, 05:38 PM
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/world/archives/2012/04/20120409-165651.html


OTTAWA - Fidel Castro, Cuba's ailing former dictator, has written an article in which he blasts Canada and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.In an article published Sunday by a Cuban news agency, the 85-year-old calls out Harper and Canada for not taking sides in the "thorny issue" of the Falklands Islands dispute. Castro also takes issue with Canadian mining activities in Latin America.
But he's not just critical of mining in the southern hemisphere.
He singles out the "yankees" for having "forced" Canada to extract bitumen from Alberta's oilsands, "causing irreparable damage to the environment of this beautiful and vast country."
Castro also raised concerns over Canada's membership in the Organization of American States, noting Queen Elizabeth is our head of state and it's not clear whether Canada is "a colony, a republic or a monarchy."
Castro did have kind words for "brilliant and courageous" late prime minister Pierre Trudeau, who visited Cuba in the 1970s.
The prime minister's office had no comment on Castro's rambling rant.
Castro also appeared to be smarting over the fact the communist state is excluded from the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Colombia.
In the meandering essay, he mocks the fact U.S. President Barack Obama could wear a guayabera - a men's shirt worn in Latin America that Cuba claims as its own - to the summit.
"The curious thing about this, dear readers, is that Cuba has been forbidden to attend that meeting, but not the guayaberas," Castro wrote. "Who could hold back from laughing?"

Candychikita
04-10-2012, 10:37 AM
has fidel even been to canada?

there is lots of work to be done within cuba; perhaps he should focus on those issues first.

blacksmithden
04-11-2012, 11:28 PM
He's done...his brother is running the country now. A lot of people condemn him, but most Cubans seem to appreciate what he's done for the country....health care and education were always one of his top priorities...when he wasn't throwing his political opponents in jail that is. LOL.