Fidel Castro at 90 thanks Cuba, slams Obama

2016-08-13 22:31
Fidel Castro (Picture: AP)

Fidel Castro (Picture: AP)

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Havana - Fidel Castro has written a long letter thanking Cubans for their support on his 90th birthday and once again criticising US President Barack Obama.

In the letter in state media on Saturday, Castro relays "my deepest gratitude for demonstrations of respect, greetings and praise that I've received in recent days, which give me strength to reciprocate with ideas that I will send to party militants and relevant organisations".

Castro accompanies his thanks with reminiscences about his childhood and youth.

He returns at the end to a critique of Obama, who appeared to anger the revolutionary leader with a March trip to Cuba in which he called for Cubans to look toward the future.

Castro also criticises Obama for not apologising to Japan during a trip to Hiroshima in May.

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