Today, we raised the flag over our re-opened embassy in Havana. So, what do we get for the effort to normalize relationships?
Read it and weep.
Fidel Castro has marked his 89th birthday with a newspaper column repeating assertions that the US owes socialist Cuba “numerous millions of dollars” for damages caused by its decades-long embargo. The rapprochement after 54 years of formal diplomatic estrangement was engineered by Fidel’s brother Raúl, who took over Cuba’s presidency after the elder Castro suffered a health crisis in 2006.
Fidel Castro did not directly mention the restored relations, though he made several critical references to the US. He said Washington owes Cuba indemnifications “that rise to numerous millions of dollars” for damage caused by the embargo.