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Castro reaffirmed Cuba’s willingness to normalize relations with the US, but stressed that the embargo must first be lifted. "The main problem has not been resolved: the economic, commercial and financial blockade, which causes huge human and economic damage and is a violation of international rights," Castro said at a Latin American summit in Costa Rica on Wednesday. The Cuban president also noted that the US must return Guantanamo to Cuba before full rapprochement. Guantanamo Bay has been under US control for over a century. Castro stressed that he would not let Washington interfere in Cuba's internal affairs.
It isn't just a prison. We also maintain a military base there one which we are not likely to give back. It is too strategically valuable.
originally posted by: aboutface
a reply to: AshOnMyTomatoes
Well the Prez promised to close it, so in thinking of his political legacy I would venture to say he will consider it quite seriously.
Castro stressed that he would not let Washington interfere in Cuba's internal affairs.
With this check, the United States completed the purchase of almost 600,000 square miles of land that would become our 49th state. This Treasury Warrant, issued on August 1, 1868 at the Sub-Treasury Building at 26 Wall Street, New York, New York, transferred $7,200,000.00 to the Russian Minister to the United States, Edouard de Stoeckl. The purchase price of the 49th state — two cents an acre.