Fidel Castro: Venezuela ready to confront US on sanctions

fidelCuba’s Fidel Castro warned Tuesday that Venezuela was prepared to confront US “threats and impositions,” and said Washington could no longer count on the Venezuelan military to do its bidding.

Venezuela “will never allow a return to the shameful pre-revolutionary past,” Castro said in a letter to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro published in Cuba’s state-run media.

Castro’s letter comes just two days after Maduro gained decree-making powers in matters of security that the opposition fears will be used to crack down on dissent.


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  1. The Facts
    March 21, 2015

    Castro may be sick and is not the physical reigning Cuban President but he still has a voice, is able to talk and is somewhat still in charge as long as he lives. He appointed his brother President who obviously report all occurrences to him, within the country and out of it. He also hears/reads the News. He keeps in touch alright.
    We cannot judge people’s heart. We could judge their actions but never their heart. The heart is for God to judge.
    Those who criticize others for speaking the truth, Think! Think! Think before you comment and as you read their comments. The truth will always prevail. No matter what adverse criticisms, no one can change the truth. Learn from the truth.
    Treat others as you expect them to treat you and have respect for all.
    Dominica has some good people, mediocre and some bad ones. As the saying, “A man is judged by the company he keeps.” So it is by their writing/comments/words.
    Accord others their due right, respect and dignity.

  2. Francisco Telemaque
    March 18, 2015

    You see what I am talking about DNO, my comments about Castro is censored, fact is I spoke the truth about the man’s conduct as a ruthless dictator, the man did rule as a tyrant, and deal in a draconian manner with the Cuban people, he killed people, his agents shot people in cold blood.

    That is recorded in history; When topics are printed, people has the right to comment, speaking the truth; it should be about education, and exposing the bad thing of the past hence we could avoid history from repeating itself! On two occasion I wrote comments about Savarin salary, the amount he will make based on honest money which will amount to one million two hundred thousand dollars in five years, that was censored, what is so detrimental about talking someone salary, and his political future?

    The world knows how much Obama is paid per month, and what his earnings will be in eight years, that is public information, why cant I talk about Savarin, and his salary? We should not entertain…

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 18, 2015

      Here is one of the problems with what Castro said:

      “and said Washington could no longer count on the Venezuelan military to do its bidding.”(Castro).

      You see that is a lie; that is false propaganda, that never happened; and so if you print this, and Castro or any of his associates read this, I suggest they prove me wrong or a liar, by stating where in this universe the United States of America, utilized the Venezuelan military, forces, as in solider to do United States, “bidding.” in any country in the world. I am sure the United States did not send Venezuelan military to shoot after Dominican while the fish in the waters around Bird island.

    • The Facts
      March 21, 2015

      You must consider yourself. In your personal life what are you like? Do you boss others and dictate to them? Did you ever say to them, “Shut up, I am talking, etc.? If you do this is as bad, oppressing people you know.
      Everyone knows about dictatorship governments. As bad as we may assume he is, I am certain he has good personal points.
      Why is God so merciful? He created us and it is not his wish that one soul perish although many have through their own fault. Examples are too many to mention. However, a spiritually inclined and enlightened person could deduce many reasons.
      There is a lot you do not know and how God works in people. This is why you should never judge. Even the worst criminal is loved by God. So is Castro. His reign is over. No matter how much all of them have ignored God, if they turn to him, He will forgive them. Some prisoners, with the help of some Christians have repented, etc. There is hope. God is the Judge and final one.

      • The Facts
        March 22, 2015

        Strange, I thought I had sent this last night before exiting. I found it was still sitting there. If this is a duplicate, please ignore.

  3. Anonymous?
    March 18, 2015

    I thought Castro was dead!

  4. jojo
    March 17, 2015

    Will there ever be peace on earth?

    • The Facts
      March 17, 2015

      When you commence loving others and spreading that love wherever you are also in your comments, there will be peace.
      Our Lord said to a holy nun, “Unless mankind turns to My Merciful Heart, there will be no peace.” The Lord knows this too well.
      Read the Book, Divine Mercy In My Soul.” It is one I highly recommend to everyone. In fact, the intent of this book and what is contained in it is for all of humanity with no exception.
      We cannot expect peace if we do not generate it to others Peace is a grace given by God. Some will possess it and others will not. It depends on the heart and its condition.

    March 17, 2015

    Is that really Fidel? Where they shot that photo? He looks like a desperate lost animal. What is it with this man; age does not seem to bring reason, he thinks he is still in command. He cannot be thinking right, that cannot be him, must be someone else claiming to be him and a bogus photo posted of this man. Tyrants back down with age. He looks so frail and frightened. Fidel needs to relax.

    • The Facts
      March 17, 2015

      Did you not hear and read that he has been ailing for sometime? This does not mean he has lost his marbles. Smarten up.

    • De Real 1
      March 18, 2015

      You are the definition of a true Dumb-Ini-Can (pronounced dumb- in-the-can)

    • The Facts
      March 19, 2015

      Castro may be who and what he is. He had his reasons for oppressing his people.
      Consider, D/cans are not oppressed yet they feel they are. They are free to go where they will, to speak their mind and against the government.
      If they were in Cuba, no way could they speak in that manner; no way would their comments be posted through the Media. The Media itself would be censored and also prosecuted if they dared to post them and defy the government.
      I do believe some of you D/cans are in dire need of a dictatorship government to muzzle you. You are too free with your words which do no good to you, to those who read them and no good for D/ca.
      Some of you are useless citizens. All you are good for is criticisms and casting derogatory remarks at the government. You do not impress people who would like to see D/ca free of people as you who do not pull your weight and assist and enhance it. Take note, God will hold you accountable for your careless and reckless words.

      • out of south city
        March 19, 2015

        The Facts, you are a great critic yourself so what are you talking about? You just need to go away and leave people alone. Did you give people life? Why do you think that people are useless? That’s why I am not a religious person because I see too much condemnation coming from you. You try to play the god that you serve and condemn everyone to the hell you believe in. Get off your religious high horse and come down to reality. Yours is just a farce.

      • The Facts
        March 21, 2015

        @out of south city, Village of Grand Bay

        Who are you to dictate to me what I should write? Know your place! You have your views and can state whatever you wish, so can I?
        You are very much out of place. You go away for you are not beneficial to your very own country.
        I am being very polite to you as I know how to be. Do not read and put anything into what I did not state.
        Read my comments carefully. Did I state “people” are useless? I said, “Some people” are useless. Yes, these are, quick to criticize the PM and those who support him. They have no input, suggestion on how to enhance their country. These are the useless citizens who do not help it. Are you guilty because I made that statement? Did the cap fit you? It appears so.
        Pertaining to you not being religious, it is your business and funeral; not mine. You are responsible for your soul. Consider your eternal destiny.
        Did I condemn anyone as you to Hell? Guilty? it is your conscience condemning you.

  6. Titiwi
    March 17, 2015

    Mischievous as ever. Mutterings from an upper-class revolutionary, who shared everything equally with his fellow Cubans, not so!?

  7. Shameless
    March 17, 2015

    Castro talking sheet but if Obama turns a corner too fast Cubs’ nose will break because its so far up America’ behind begging to lift the embargo :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . You see, Fidel is now a non entity in the political world. He is not even welcomed in his own city so he can blab all he wants.

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

  8. I am Dominican
    March 17, 2015

    Why warm up to Cuba and get cold with Venezuela?

  9. You Joking
    March 17, 2015

    Castro why don’t you go make peace with your GOD and ask your people the millions who have fled to the USA for better lives to forgive you before you hit the bucket.You cannot keep God’s people in bondage forever Castro. I pray that my God have mercy on your soul and all the rest that are following you .

    • The Facts
      March 17, 2015

      If you have been reading about him, you would not comment in this manner. He may have made more peace with God than you have. You make peace with God and have something nice to state. God is the Judge who will also judge you. Check yourself and your conscience “to see whether you are (truly) living in faith.” The latter St. Paul wrote under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

  10. alas
    March 17, 2015

    If Raul Castro were to use your language in his diplomacy efforts with de US Cuba can just forget about
    Lifting embargo.
    Is a good thing you not president.
    You are an open blackmailer.
    Your brother is nothing like you.
    You would have died in office and leave things just as they are.
    Cuba is in the best position right now to broker a plan with Venezuela and the USA.
    You in de best position to affect US relations with Latin America and the Caribbean but …….alas
    Wait for China to do it.

  11. Love All
    March 17, 2015

    People are very funny since they can receive what they consider goodies they will be for you no matter what you are doing to get it. Castro is against church because he doesn’t trust assembly but today you people who call themselves Christians publicly support Castro like he is their God. Show me your company I will tell you who you are.

  12. Lougawoo Mem
    March 17, 2015

    After five decades plus……… nothing has changed for your people Fidel. After a time is another, and I pray better days are coming for the poor Cubans who have suffered enough under your brutal communist regime. Maduro’s days are numbered and there’s nothing you can do to change what’s coming for the corrupted in Venezuela.

  13. LANlu
    March 17, 2015

    why do people listen to a man who sort to rule for life with his on rules and orders..

  14. Views Expressed
    March 17, 2015


  15. NacVibes
    March 17, 2015

    Communism, Capitalism one of the same two systems created by the beast to lead man away from the creator.

  16. Not a herd follower
    March 17, 2015

    Castro is true to form: an old, unrepentant dictator

    • hisan
      March 17, 2015

      If more were like him the world would have been a better place.

      • out of south city
        March 17, 2015

        I agree because Castro is no fool. Why should every nation bow to America? They need to take care of their own business and leave other nations alone.

    • The Facts
      March 19, 2015

      You do not know if he is an unrepentant dictator. I do believe, in his own way, he has made some peace with God. Recall some years ago he allowed the late Saint Pope John Paul II, The Great (the latter words we Catholics call him for his good works), into his country. This should project to people as you, if you have such a mind that he has relented a bit. Castro was present when the late Pope spoke out loud and clear on behalf of oppressed Cubans.
      In case you did not give it a thought, when people are sick and for as long as Castro has been, they do examine their conscience. You cannot read his mind and should not make the comment that he is unrepentant. You are judging him and his heart. You are wrong.
      You are not God. Our Lord warned us about judging others lest we be judged two-fold. If you are a Christian, you will be judged worst. Do not say you are not informed and warned. Some of you must read/study Holy Scriptures especially the New Testament.

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