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Castro mad about wealth report

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posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 05:46 AM

"Mexico City - Most people would be flattered if Forbes magazine estimated their personal fortune at $550m - but Cuban President Fidel Castro is not, apparently, one of them.

Cuba's embassy in Mexico issued a stinging rebuke on Wednesday of the Forbes article without mentioning the magazine by name, calling it "a repugnant example of a campaign of lies" by "an American magazine of decaying credibility."

"It is a clumsy slander and a repugnant example of a campaign of lies perpetrated in the United States with the sole aim of justifying the criminal blockade of Cuba," the embassy said in a press statement.

Embassy officials could not immediately explain why the statement was released in Mexico, rather than in Havana, the Cuban capital.

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In a story published on Tuesday about the fortunes of rulers and heads-of-state, Forbes estimated the communist leader's net worth at $550m, but acknowledged "these estimates are more art than science."

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