Fidel Castro on Cuba’s Propinquity to the United States

“You Americans keep saying that Cuba is ninety miles from the United States. I say that the United States in ninety miles from Cuba and for us, that is worse.”

Fidel Castro, quoted in Herbert L. Matthews, Castro: A Political Biography (1969)

Excerpted from: Shapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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