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World must shape post-Castro Cuba

October 25, 2007

by Olivier Knox

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President George W. Bush called on the world to steer Cuba out of its “tropical Gulag” toward democracy, drawing charges from Havana that he is inciting to violence.

In his first address since 2003 to focus solely on Cuba, Bush on Wednesday also said he would create a “freedom fund” to promote democratic reforms in Cuba, taking advantage of ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro‘s fading grip on power.

Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro

But he adamantly refused to lift the decades-old US sanctions on the communist island.

“Viva Cuba libre” — long live a free Cuba ….

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