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Cuba faces renewed tensions with U.S., but without Fidel Castro, its field marshal

November 27, 2016 8:07 PM
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Cuba faces renewed tensions with U.S., but without Fidel Castro, its field marshal

HAVANA — Fidel Castro once called George W. Bush a “functional illiterate.” President Reagan was “the worst terrorist in the history of mankind,” Castro said, with ideas “from the Buffalo Bill era.”

Castro thrived on confrontation with U.S. leaders, and he almost surely would have enjoyed facing off against America’s next one. In his statement Saturday on Castro’s death, President-elect Donald Trump denounced him as “a brutal dictator,” and that’s the sort of dig that wouldn’t have gone unanswe...

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