Fidel Castro: U.S. wants us to be ‘slaves’ again
He contrasts 'new elements' at White House with 'whip and the yoke'
Cuba's May Day celebrations on Friday included this rally by thousands in Havana.
updated 11:10 a.m. CT, Fri., May 1, 2009
HAVANA - Fidel Castro again bristled at the Obama administration's steps toward improving relations with Cuba, writing in a May Day message that the U.S. would like to see Cubans "return to the fold of slaves."
The former president's column was published in official newspapers as Cuba celebrated international worker's day with a traditional march by hundreds of thousands of people across the sprawling Plaza of the Revolution.
Castro said he found "some new elements" in the Obama administration, which has eased restriction on travel and money transfers by Americans with family in Cuba.
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So everyone is in favor of improved US/Cuba relations EXCEPT Fidel?
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
---Winston Churchill (1903)
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