Fidel Castro, Cuba's semi-retired communist dictator, has issued a statement praising Barack Obama and denouncing John McCain, while claiming to be "neutral" on the elections....Luis Lula, Brazil's socialist President and friend of Castro, has also praised Obama in the days leading to the election, saying that his election would be a "subject of joy in the silent mind of each one of us."
It would be an "extraordinary moment" in which the "left wing has power in so many countries," he said, apparently referring to the socialist governments in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay. "Hopefully, this will also occur in the greatest economy in the world!" he added.
Similar statements have been made in recent days by socialist presidents Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Rafael Correa of Ecuador, and Evo Morales of Bolivia, all of whom are strong supporters of the Cuban revolution.
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