Cold War Relic

Published: Wednesday, 01/19/2005 12:00 am EST

"[Fidel]Castro needs the enmity of the United States for his own legitimacy. Without it, Castro would encounter more difficulties in uniting the nationalist sentiments of enough of his countrymen against the colossus to the north. Without the U.S. embargo, now 44 years old, Castro would find it harder to explain Cuba's economic problems.

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