Castro to Obama: “We Won the War”

guess they did at that. They got a radical leftist into the White House before the Cuban people got an elected leader committed to democracy and human rights.

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.

Also appearing before parliament, shaking their fists in victory, were three convicted spies just released from long U.S. prison terms.

He stoked the flames of Cuban nationalism, declaring near the end of his statement, “We won the war.”

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  • Hard Little Machine

    The embargo has nothing to do with all the old cars there. 2 different European companies – Fiat and Dacia have tried to build cars in Cuba. The problem for Cubans is that they’re not allowed by the government to buy cars and even if they were the government sets the price at around $150,000 or roughly more than the average Cuban earns in 3,000 million years.

    • b_marco

      At least Cubans are closer to the reality of what government means today. If cars were invented now instead of a hundred years ago I’m fairly certain we wouldn’t be allowed to drive them. Pretty much any remaining freedoms we have are grandfathered in.

  • BillyHW

    Congratulations to the Cuban people on their glorious victory!

  • Maurixio Garcia S

    The US now is going be dealing with the same country that dealt with 50 years ago,Russia has now Cuba as a base and they could make Cuba back again the nuclear base for missiles against the US.

    • Maurixio Garcia S

      Not for Putin and Fidel Castro.

    • Yay, capitalism!

  • mauser 98

    embargo was only from US
    Fidel could trade with world… economy still in ruins

  • Let’s be honest – Obama had no intention of changing the political landscape of Cuba. I believe he thinks it superior to the very one that quizzically put him in power.

    The Cubans are not free and will not be so in the near future.