Despite a vow to retire from his second career as a columnist last year, the 87-year-old revolutionary whose interests range from the nutrition benefits of a leafy plant called moringa to the threat of nuclear Armageddon apparently still has a lot to say about world events.
The former president published a new essay Wednesday that took up nearly a full page in the Communist Party newspaper Granma, warning of dire consequences from the conflict in Syria. He also denied a Russian newspaper report that alleged Cuba caved in to U.S. pressure and refused to grant NSA leaker Edward Snowden transit en route to Latin America, calling it a “paid-for lie.”
- Fidel Castro pens new essay denying Snowden report (star-telegram.com)
- Fidel Castro: I Thought I’d Be Dead By Now (news.sky.com)
- Fidel Castro Pens New Essay Denying Snowden Report (abcnews.go.com)