Castro has criticized the EU for criticism
Cuban leader Fidel Castro criticized the EU for "attack" on Cuba, saying that before filing a claim, European countries must solve their own social and economic problems.
Castro criticized position of European countries in connection with the scandal that erupted around the death of 31-year old inmate Wilman Villar Mendoza in Cuba. According to representatives of the opposition, he was a "political" prisoner and last week he had died after 50 days of hunger strike. Official Havana insists on the fact that Villar Mendoza was a common criminal, not political prisoners, and did not announce hunger strike.
Earlier, Cuba accused Western countries and the international media in starting a new campaign against the island associated with the manipulation of the facts surrounding the death of the prisoner.
"When you read statements by the EU and Spain, sent news agencies, feel pity, seeing how they use the shameless lies to attack Cuba," - wrote Castro in the next article of the series, "Reflections," published on Wednesday night.
"Take care of first saving the euro - if you can, solve the problem of chronic unemployment, which involves young people more and more, and answer to those displeased people who constantly become victims of harassment and beatings by the police", the leader of the Cuban revolution stated.