Fidel Castro made ​​a splash

former head of Cuba's Fidel Castro has made a sensational statement about the future of their country.In an interview with an American journalist, is already in itself surprising, Commander acknowledged that "the Cuban model" of the economy is no longer working.The former head of Cuba's Fidel Castro has made a sensational statement about the future of their country.In an interview with an American journalist, is already in itself surprising, Commander acknowledged that "the Cuban model" of the economy is no longer working.

However, the meaning of the statements Castro came down not to abandon the political system prevailing in the country, but only to the criticism of the excessive role of the state in economic management.Such an interpretation of the words of the leader of the Cuban Revolution gave his translator, writes "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".What he meant Castro remains unclear - the politician did not further develop his idea.

known that in the past, Cuba has repeatedly tried to export its revolutio

n and, in particular, its economic "development".However, after the departure of Castro from the active management of the country, his brother Raul Castro began on the island of freedom reforms.They are economic, and, above all, aimed at improving the population's purchasing power.However, these reforms have canceled a number of pre-existing prohibitions for the residents of Cuba, for example, for the purchase of household appliances.

During the conversation with the journalist Commander also spoke about the 1962 Caribbean crisis.When asked about the appropriateness of the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba and the desire to launch a nuclear strike on the US in the case of Washington's aggression, Castro replied: "After what I have seen, and knowing what I know now, it's not worth it."

In addition, Fidel criticized the Iranian president's stance against Israel.He condemned Ahmadinejad for anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.However, the Commander said he understood the concerns of Iran in connection with a possible "US-Israeli aggression", and added that in his view the US sanctions and the threat of Israel will not force the Iranian leadership to abandon the development of nuclear weapons."This problem can not be resolved, because the Iranians would not retreat in the face of threats," - quoted by Itar-Tass words Castro.

There were and are not typical for the statements of the former Castro.In particular, the leader of the Cuban Revolution found that is responsible for the oppression of people with gay, persecuted and imprisoned.

It is possible that Castro speech in the American press can give a new impetus to the US-Cuban talks.With the arrival of President Barack Obama at the Havana has a real chance to abandon old stereotypes and try to normalize relations with the United States.Statements in fact the first person in the state of affairs paves the way for such negotiations.

Experts say that Fidel Castro's stepping down in 2008 from his post as head of the country, in recent years appears to atypical for themselves statements.