Fidel Castro breaks silence on Obama's visit to Cuba
Former Cuban president, Fidel Castro has broken his silence over President Obama's recent visit to Cuba in a damning letter published in state-run newspaper Granma.
Fidel, who handed power to his brother Raul a decade ago, said Cuba didn't need any gifts from the "empire".
He described Obama's words of reconciliation as "syrupy" and warned they could give Cubans a heart attack.
Obama had suggested that it was time to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.
In his 1,500-word letter, Fidel also reminded readers of the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961, in which a CIA-sponsored paramilitary force of Cuban exiles attempted to take over the island.