Thursday, March 25, 2010
Havana – Historic Cuban leader Fidel Castro saluted the US health care reform promoted by US President Barack Obama, and described its approval as a “success” – if a somewhat belated one.
In an article under Castro’s name that Cuban state media published Thursday, the elderly communist leader said the political wrangling that preceded the approval of the bill late Sunday in the House of Representatives was “an important battle.”
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Not one to deliver unqualified praise of the US, Castro used the opportunity to up the stakes. He called for the US to pay attention to climate change and reform its immigration rules.
Obama was “an unquestionably intelligent and sufficiently well-informed person,” Castro wrote. But the US leader also needed to “see how far his country is from the model it preaches for humanity.”
This article was posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 8:11 am