Saturday, December 20, 2014

Castro: Cuba Won The War And We Will Stay Communist

Castro Thanks The U.S. In A Speech But Reaffirms Communist Rule in Cuba -- New York Times

HAVANA — President Raúl Castro declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba.

In a televised speech before Parliament and a group of favored guests — including Elián González, the center of a tug of war in 2000 between Cuban exiles and Havana, and the three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of the historic agreement announced on Wednesday — Mr. Castro alternated between conciliatory and combative statements directed at the United States.

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More News On Cuban President Raoul Castro Reaffirming Communist Rule In Cuba

Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system -- AP
Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system -- Reuters
Castro: Cuba will remain communist, despite new deal with United States -- UPI
Cuba 'will not change' communist system, despite thaw with US -- BBC
Castro Lauds US Outreach, Says Cuba to Remain Communist -- VOA
Castro insists Cuba won’t abandon communism despite deal with U.S. -- Washington post
Castro: Obama’s Policy Won’t Break Communism In Cuba -- Daily Caller
Cuba to stand by its communist principles, Castro says -- RT

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