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Karna Upadhyay Conflict/Cooperation WSJ 2/24/03 Castro hails Vietnam, honors Ho On Sunday, Cuban President Fidel Castro gave a speech praising Vietnam for standing up to powerful invaders. In his speech, he made a lot of allusions to America, reminiscing of a trip to Vietnam where he went by a bridge that was supposed to be destroyed, but the US missed on multiple occasions. He also spoke about how the US was trying to hurt Cuba and how they were in danger because of being only 90 miles away. During his speech, he also hailed the famous Vietnamese leader, Ho Chi Minh, saying that he was a
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Unformatted text preview: model leader with many good attributes. The US and Cuba are not on good terms, to say the least. Not only does Cuba have strong ties with Vietnam, being two of the last communist countries, but also Castro often speaks out against the actions of the US, most recently the Iraqi war. The US also restricts its travel and trade with Cuba, which hurts the Cuban economy. This is also important because by praising the job Vietnam did in its war with America, he is also referencing the possible war with Iraq, which many believe have a lot of similarities....
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