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Castro Says Remark on Cuban Economic Model Was Misinterpreted

Former President Fidel Castro said his comment on the failure of Cuba’s economic model was misunderstood, adding that he was “amused” by those who interpreted his remark as an attempt to steer the country further away from communism.

Castro said today that he meant “exactly the opposite” of how the remark was reported by Jeffrey Goldberg, a correspondent for The Atlantic magazine who interviewed Castro over three days, according to Agence France-Presse. Castro said he made the statement to Goldberg “without anger or worry. Now I’m amused to see how” it was interpreted, he said in a speech at the University of Havana, AFP reported.