Fidel Castro has finally spoken concerning the visit that President made to Cuba through a damning letter that the state-run newspaper Granma published.
In the letter, Fidel says that “the empire” does not have to bring gifts to Cuba since they do not need them.
He also describes Obama’s reconciliation words to be “syrup” and warned that Cubans could get a heart attack.
Mr. Obama’s suggestion was that time has come when the remaining Cold War between the two nations has to be buried.
In his 1,500-word letter, Fidel also reminded readers of the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 in which a CIA-sponsored paramilitary force of Cuban exiles attempted to take over the island.
Fidel handed power to his brother Raul more than a decade ago.
The 89-year-old however added that Obama should reflect and not come up with theories concerning Cuba and its politics.
During the visit, Obama held unprecedented live television address in which he invoked “a future of hope” for the Cubans. The speech was delivered at the Grand theatre in Havana.
He informed the Cuban president, Raul Castro, not to be afraid of the Cuban people voice or American threat.
In addition, he called for the US trade embargo imposed on Cuba to be lifted since it had brought more harm than good. But he acknowledged that doing so would require involvement of the Congress which is tricky during election period.
His visit Cuba was the first of a sitting American president since 1959.