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Castro Says Bush Plotting to Kill Him

Fidel Castro accused President Bush on Friday of plotting with Miami exiles to kill him, and said he would die fighting if the United States ever invaded to oust him. “I don’t care how I die,” Castro said at the end of a 5 1/2-hour speech that began Thursday night and continued into early Friday. “But rest assured, if they invade us, I’ll die in combat.” The Cuban president didn’t back up his accusations with details. He spoke at the close of a conference bringing together activists across the region who oppose the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Castro has insisted over the past year that hardline Cuban exiles in Miami have been pressuring the Bush administration to invade the island — a charge U.S. officials deny. Full Story

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