Communist Cuba state-run newspaper puts Sanders' pro-Castro comments on front page

by Bryan Brammer · Feb 27th, 2020 1:27 pm

Last Updated Feb 27th, 2020 at 1:52 pm

A state-run newspaper in Cuba gave Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders glowing front-page coverage after he praised Fidel Castro during a "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday evening.

The Communist Party newspaper Granma published an article on Tuesday bringing attention to Sanders' praise of "some of the social programs implemented by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro," according to the Miami Herald.

During Sanders' recent interview on "60 Minutes," the senator said that it was "unfair" to say that "everything is bad" in Cuba. He then went on to praise Fidel Castro for the literacy campaign the Cuban leader implemented in the early 1960s.

Granma's report also highlighted Sanders' recognition of Castro's initiative in sending "doctors all over the world," a comment Sanders made in 2016.


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