Cuba

Not-Dead Fidel Loves Obama

In his first public statement in over a month, frail 82-year old Fidel Castro praised President Obama, calling him "a man who is absolutely sincere," but added that "despite noble intentions, there are still many questions to answer." Fidel's brother. Raul Castro, is the currently in charge in Cuba after health problems sidelined Fidel. Despite warm words, Obama hasn't yet indicated that he will address the biggest issue on the table between the two countries—whether to end the American embargo on Cuba. He has suggested, however, that he would loosen restrictions on travel to Cuba for Cuban-Americans and perhaps hold talks with Raul Castro.