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Castro comments 'misinterpreted'

Fidel Castro has said his comments about Cuba's communist economic model were misinterpreted by a visiting American journalist.

Appearing at the University of Havana, the 84-year-old ex-president says he meant "exactly the opposite" of the quote contained in a blog by Atlantic magazine reporter Jeffrey Goldberg.

Goldberg wrote that he asked Castro if Cuba's economic system was still worth exporting to other countries. He said that Castro replied: "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us any more."


From Belfast Telegraph