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Fidel Castro's 1985 Playboy Interview, Continued
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Fidel Castro’s 1985 Playboy Interview, Continued

Continued from part one of Fidel Castro’s 1985 Playboy Interivew. What would it take to change your image from that of a bad Communist to a good Communist? Unfortunately, if changing that concept of a bad Communist to that of a good Communist implies that we stop denouncing the things we deem incorrect, that we stop assisting the causes we deem just, that we break our ties of friendship with the Soviets, that we become anti-Soviet in order to be good Communists, acceptable to and applauded by the United States, then that will never happen. If one day the United States changes its image of Cuba and public opinion has the chance to learn the truth, it will have to be on the basis of its ability to realize that neither Castro nor the Cuban people are opportunistic, turncoats, people who can be bought. And you feel that the U.S. treats the rest of Latin America as if it can be bought? I’m convinced that this U.S. policy toward Latin America, the idea of acting as the…

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