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Castro urges Bush not to use force as response to terror

Cuba’s Fidel Castro urged US President George W. Bush not to use force as strategy against terrorism, as supporters of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez march against US policies in Iraq. In an almost two-hour speech marking May 1 celebrations, Castro counseled Washington US authorities to “be calm, act with equanimity, not be carried away by anger and hatred, or hunt people with indiscriminate bombing. “None of the world’s problems, including terrorism, can be solved with force,” said Castro, clad in his customary olive drab military fatigues. “Only reason, intelligent policy with the strength of consensus and international public opinion, can remove the problem at its roots,” Castro told the Revolution Square crowd officially estimated at more than one million. Full Story

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