Fidel Castro Criticizes Obama’s Trip to Cuba

By Anthony Zurcher

In a letter published by the state run newspaper Granma, Fidel Castro wrote that “we don’t need the empire to give us anything” following Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. Breaking silence for the first time since the U.S. president’s visit, Castro reminded readers of events such as the Bay of Pigs invasion, and suggested that Obama not “develop theories about Cuban politics.” Although officially retired from public office, Castro does wield significant influence over the Cuban population, casting a shadow of doubt over both countries’ willingness to bury the past.